The upper floors in most of the old houses in our area are finished in pine. The material is often covered over with carpet because it is a "soft wood", not hardwood flooring. However, pine can have a beauty all its own, and we're always barefoot by the time we get upstairs anyway:
My mom tells an old story about her husband hopping across their old pine floors years ago on a pogo stick, leaving a trail of dot-dot-dot across the room. We think as long as you don't do that (though it sounds fun!) and if you take proper precautions under heavy furniture, pine floors can be beautiful and enjoyable.
Anyone here have pine flooring in their home? What recommendations can you offer the rest of us who love it but fear its softness?
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Image: Old Wood Workshop