A.Flooring contractor Howard Brickman responds: If the customer expects a finish that will provide long service, they are likely to be disappointed. In this case, your most important job is to lower the expectations of your client.

Eastern white pine (pinus strobus) is a low-density species. It has a specific gravity of 0.35, which is roughly half as dense as oak or maple. You need to prepare your customer for the eventual denting and scratching that is characteristic of pine floors.

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