Pine flooring / Guides

Marmoleum is a non-toxic eco choice for flooring
Flooring and stairs

Marmoleum: a healthy and durable flooring option.

...pine rosin, and wood flour, often made from sustainably harvested pine trees. This mix is heated and run through rollers that press the flooring into a sheet ...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...pine floors: Pine is a fairly common flooring, but more often found in custom homes in rural areas for some reason. Maybe that rustic lifestyle makes you less...

Cutting a 110 year old dying pine tree.
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

The rise of urban logging

...flooring and trim. After being left to air dry for two years, much of the lumber was taken to a local mill to be turned into tongue and groove flooring. The res...

Interior solid pine door
Doors and trim

Interior finishing

...flooring and joists, for example. Functionally speaking, caulking is used to prevent moisture and air infiltration, but it is also used for aesthetics. The li...

Slab on grade or a foundation and basement?
Foundation choices

Choosing between a slab-on-grade or a foundation and basement

...flooring, you’ll be lucky to stay under $40,000. Building basements ‘just because’ invites unnecessary costs, potential humidity problems, and greater environme...

Which wood is best for framing timber frame construction in homes?
Wall assemblies - new construction

Lumber choices for wood frame construction - choosing timber for framing & building homes

...pine-fir) lumber – Softwood wood choices: Light structural lumber is mainly used in the residential construction of single family homes. This timber is mill...

90 year old red pine refinished with zero VOC floor oil
Paints, finishes and natural coatings

How to find a healthier wood finish

...Pine floor finished with natural oil © Brian Blak Rather than stripping your home of all furnishings then stripping the floor and re-applying a finish, you ...

White pine floors finished with Rubio Monocoat, a zero VOC durable oil
Flooring and stairs

Sanding your own wood floors

Sanding wood floors & refinishing yourself will definitely save money , and even an inexperienced homeowner can likely do a better job than the lowest bidding ...