Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with red/norway pine flooring. I'm wondering if it takes stain well and if a tung oil finish would be a good choice? Also, does anyone know of a stocking dealer in south east Wisconsin. I'm looking for 6"x16' planks. Thanks, Mike
Norway Spruce is (picea abies). It's a fast growing tree, fast usually means soft. Another factor is water for growth, which affects resin levels, which defines hardness.
Red pine is classified as a 'softwood' and as such, I would not really consider it for flooring. You may want to determine if it was kiln dried prior to hitting the sawmill, this could explain the 'tackiness' and future warpage.
I get concerned about large knots, they tend to loosen and fall out over time.
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