What wood is this? Will it finish ok with tung oil?

mystrydaJuly 15, 2011

Hi,

This wood floor was under several layers of vinyl. House was built around 1945. What wood is it? I'm guessing pine, but don't really know.

Would minor sanding take care of the water damage? Could I finish with tung oil or waterlox?

https://picasaweb.google.com/steve.maksim/331_Maple_kitchen_floor?authkey=Gv1sRgCIKwyfqp1OWGTg

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Old_Wood_Floors

Hard pine is reasonable for the species. You will not know if sanding will take out the water staining until you try it. Often floors that have been covered need some repair work - boards replaced. I have seen both pure tung oil and waterlox used succesfully on hard pine.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2011 at 4:36PM
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sombreuil_mongrel

It looks like longleaf pine.
My 1906 kitchen floor is similar. I had to patch it by taking up 1/3 of it and relaying it to fill in a former stair location, and remove water damage. Fortunately I had stashed away some very similar material from a previous jobsite.
I refinished it with 4 coats of Waterlox.

Casey

    Bookmark   July 15, 2011 at 11:11PM
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glennsfc

It's heart pine or fir. I think fir. It will look great when finished.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2011 at 11:36PM
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woodfloorpro

Could also be yellow pine. In any case it was put down as a subfloor base for linoleum etc. The water damage will probably not come out with sanding. Very often there is permanent discoloration where two pieces of the top covering came together caused by moisture seepage over the years.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2011 at 9:56AM
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brandygirl

Nice picture, love Waterlox myself!

    Bookmark   July 21, 2011 at 10:36AM
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