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

Posted by tracieb (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 24, 11 at 20:32

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

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.


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

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


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

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


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

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?


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

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


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

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

What do you mean by joints?


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

"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.


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

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.


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