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.
This post was shared almost five years ago, and I still get emails nearly every week about how to do these, if they’ve held up, do I still love them, etc.
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.
We pre-drilled the holes, to prevent splinters and splitting. Then we used wood screws, attaching it straight to the sub-floors. We thought about using pin nails, but decided that the exposed nail heads were our favorite part of old farm house floors.