Secrets of the Tongue-and-Groove Floor

I’ve got some splining to do.

Tabby dozing on a wooden floor
Photo by Michael Sum on Unsplash

You can put in a hardwood floor.

It will take planning, ingenuity, and patience. If you have the time, the stamina, and a team it is well worth it.

For me, wood is on Masłów’s hierarchy of needs

Wood is essential to my well being. Wood grows beautiful with age. Its patina comes from air, sunlight and being cared for. Wooden items can last for centuries.

A tree grows and when it’s large enough for lumber it is anywhere from 20 to 200 years old. When milled into planks, they become incredible items that outlast a human lifetime to be preserved for future generations to admire and to learn…