This is a timber species we sand a lot of. Throughout the mid-seventies and right through the eighties Radiata Pine was the flooring of choice.
The Radiata Pine, back then, was mainly used as a substrate for which the other forms of flooring was laid on. Now, however, many home-owners are removing the old flooring materials and having the Pine sanded and polished and they look brilliant.
Sadly, Radiata Pine gets a bit of a bad rap from the building trades mainly due to the claim that it's too soft. Yes, sure, it's soft when you compare it with say, Spotted Gum, Victorian Ash, Tasmanian Oak and the like, but it doesn't mean it can't still be a great looking serviceable floor. Particularly when coated properly with two pac polyurethane....
At the end of the day it's the coated surface that we walk on and provided the very hardest, long wearing products are used you can rest assured that you'll get plenty of fine years out of having your Radiata Pine sanded and finished. To make sure I'm giving you the very best in the way of durability and good looks for your Radiata Pine flooring I highly recommend that you have them coated with two pac - as there is simply nothing else out there on the market that will match it. Once finished, it's a great idea to put felt on the bottom of your furniture and maybe, if it isn't already, have your house become a shoes off kinda' place. Those two things will add significantly to the life of your Pine floor, (or hardwood floor for that matter)
As you can see in the pictures it can come up a treat and is well worth the effort.
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