Has this kind of flooring been done before or should it?

traciebAugust 24, 2011

I have a question or would like some opinions on something before I floor my entire upstairs with it. I was browsing through Lowe's and came upon a Knotty barnside "sheet siding" and thought it was be a very cool flooring look. My carpet is funky and needs to come up and I am trying to eliminate all the carpet in the house due to a son with asthma/allergies. Anyway, I am on a tight budget and have about 1500 sq. ft to replace. I laid this siding in one room so far which was very inexpensive and I love the look. What are you thoughts on this and could I put a poly over it to make it hold up to foot traffic? Has anyone ever heard of doing this? If so can u give me the negatives/postives? I've attached a picture.....

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glennsfc

Is this the plywood-type material or one of the composites?..difficult to tell from the photo.

Regardless, you could coat either with a quality waterborne polyurethane, such as Bona Traffic or Basic Coating Street shoe...or another comparable professional use product and you would have a durable and cleanable, although unconventional, floor.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2011 at 10:24PM
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tracieb

Hi! Thank you for your response! This is the composite siding.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2011 at 8:50AM
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barbcollins

How did you install it?
Nailed down? Glued down?
What did you do at the joints?

    Bookmark   August 27, 2011 at 7:38PM
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tracieb

We installed it ourselves...it is tongue and groove so it was really easy to lay. We used a nail gun after we installed all pieces and secured it down. I haven't figured out the joints yet and how I will fill those in...thinking of using caulk?

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 12:12AM
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barbcollins

I tried to find it on Lowes website but couldn't. Very interesting for an inexpensive floor

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 7:18PM
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glennsfc

Something like Traffic will help keep you from wearing off the design layer.

What do you mean by joints?

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 11:40PM
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tracieb

"Traffic"? Is this a type of sealer? Where can I buy it?
I think the pp meant the seams (joints) ..each piece was 8x4 so my room was 11feet in length so I had to seam my sheets.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2011 at 10:05PM
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barbcollins

Yes, I meant the ends that were not tongue and groove. I have been tiling for the past two weekends so my brain was thinking of a butt joint.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2011 at 8:12PM
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doityoself

Hello, Were able to use this all over and wanted to see how it wears. I bought some and plan on polyurethane with a few coats. thanks.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 7:14PM
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