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jennydennis

06:14PM | 03/31/07
Member Since: 03/30/07
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I am building a house and would like to know if cedar can be using for flooring. Is it strong enough? Is is pest resistant? I would realy appreciate your advice. Thanks

flooringworldDOTorg

10:10AM | 04/02/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
311 lifetime posts
yes, it CAN be used ...

http://flooringworld.org/floorsearch.php?query=cedar+flooring

... but with its relatively low Janka Wood Hardness Scale rating, expect it to be distressed over time, giving that old world lived in look with lots of imperfections over time.

ratings also vary depending on the type of cedar, from 350 for White Cedar, 720 for Port Orford, to 580 for Yellow and Alaskan Cedar.

(for a comparison, Douglas Fir Pine has a haredness rating of 510-70 depending on area species)

http://flooringworld.org/floorsearch.php?query=wood+hardness+scale

no it isnt pest resistant ... no wood is pest resistent unless you buy treated wood.

in summary of you are looking for that perfect floor over a long time, go with a harder wood thta will resist wear ond indentation more.

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flooringworldDOTorg

11:18AM | 04/02/07
Member Since: 10/28/05
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correction:

the comparison to Douglas Fir is that Douglas Fir's hardness ranges from 510-720 depending on area species.

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There are two ways to do any job.

The right way and the wrong way.

Do it right everytime.

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