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Making hardwood floors out of Knotty Pine panels?

My dining room and hall have really nice knotty pine panels. Problem is, I don't prefer that look in those spaces. I have carpet in both rooms which I would love to replace with wood or wood laminate, especially due to my allergies and the ease in cleaning. Now I'm wondering if I took the panels down and replaced them with sheet rock (instead of painting them), if it would be possible to use those wood panels for flooring?

This is my dining room area.  As you can tell, the walls are knotty pine.
  • Shelby @ The Weathered Barn Studio
    Shelby @ The Weathered Barn Studio Newton, IA
    on Feb 13, 2015

    @Libby @ Artistic Expressions by Elisabeth ..The boyfriend does flooring of all types, except carpet. He said if it is tongue and groove , yes you can use it for what you wish to do. If it is not, you cannot use it . I hope this helps.

    • Shelby @ The Weathered Barn Studio
      Shelby @ The Weathered Barn Studio Newton, IA
      on Feb 13, 2015

      @Libby @ Artistic Expressions by Elisabeth ...Oh, good . :) I am glad you understand what hes referring to. you're so welcome, please dont hesitate to ask if can be of further help. Make it a fabulous, faithful Friday !

  • Shell Stuart
    Shell Stuart Ontario, OR
    on Feb 13, 2015

    I did this with a breakfast bar that we created and made in a rental house. Additional description listed in the pictures.

    Made with actual 3 1/4" hickory and golden oak hardwood flooring.

    Made with actual 3 1/4" hickory and golden oak hardwood flooring.

    Took quite a bit of sanding with a belt sander and a hand sander but it was so worth this beauty.

    Took quite a bit of sanding with a belt sander and a hand sander but it was so worth this beauty.

    • Libby @ Artistic Expressions by Elisabeth
      Libby @ Artistic Expressions by Elisabeth Rockingham, NC
      on Feb 13, 2015

      @Shell Stuart Looks great! Do you think taking the wood down is too much? I'm debating taking it down vs painting it. Either way it'll be a lot of work. Hummm

      Here's the painted version of the bar/peninsula countertop that's similar to yours.

      Here's the painted version of the bar/peninsula countertop that's similar to yours.

  • Valerie W
    Valerie W Canada
    on Nov 25, 2015

    Pine is a soft wood and is easily dented and scratched. Not used as hardwood, but you could certainly seal it with a hard finish.

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