Wood Floors - they're the corner stone of a custom built, beautiful home. As lovely as they may be, doing them on a budget isn't quite so easy, so we figured out how to get great wood floors on a small budget.
The short answer is yes. They have held up amazingly well with lots of daily traffic (and probably not cleaned enough.) I am so glad we choose this method, because I still love the fact that I got exactly what I wanted on an itty bitty budget. At this point I really need to put another coat of poly on them – but they’ll survive until life slows down a bit.
So… without further ado… here’s the post on where we did flooring our way:
As I sealed the floor with Helmspar satin poly (yeah, me again, so no pics), I made sure to fill in the tops of the screw heads to keep them from collecting too much dirt. I suggest 3 coats of poly for durability, letting them dry between each coat according to directions.
I do get one question over and over about them:
Do they cup? No, we've not had any major cupping issues. Wood can cup, and ours have just a tiny bit, but it just makes them look real, ya know?
Real wood farmhouse floors for a fraction of the budget - now that's my kind of flooring.