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To find it so hard to find wide pine floorboards

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AsongforEurope Wed 29-Jul-15 20:21:59

I am soon starting a house renovation and I am looking for solid pine floorboards. Anyone have any advice on good value places to buy this? I am looking for wide boards which I will oil with a pale stain (Scandinavian look).

taxi4ballet Thu 30-Jul-15 00:45:33

Do you want brand new or reclaimed? Architectural salvage firms would probably stock reclaimed ones.

RagstheInvincible Thu 30-Jul-15 01:12:29

If you want the old wide Victorian boards you are going to have to go to salvage yards. I looked for them when doing our house and could not find them new in any builders/timber yard.

They are not cheap and will probably be stained already and so will have to be stripped.

AsongforEurope Thu 30-Jul-15 06:51:09

I wanted new I think as it's such a big space, I'm not convinced we would get enough uniform boards at a rec yard. Plus we are on a tight budget so I am mindful of cost.

Moopsboopsmum Thu 30-Jul-15 06:55:16

I don't think reasonable solid pine floorboards are available. Try engineered, they are more durable anyway. I went with quickstep and I love them! I got the extra long wide dark oak one!

LilyTheSavage Thu 30-Jul-15 06:58:16

I found some on ebay. They looked really nice. They were old pine boards from a school I think and were about 9" wide and they had loads. I've just looked for the link on My Ebay but I've deleted it. Sorry.

FoodPorn Thu 30-Jul-15 07:24:46

How wide?

CuttedUpPear Thu 30-Jul-15 07:46:41

How is this an AIBU?

The words unreasonable and floorboards don't seem to sit well together.

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