Beach home boasts beautiful pine floors
Beach home boasts beautiful pine floors A beach house in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is getting a new lease on life after being struck by lightning, according to TheSunNews.com. Purchased by the aptly-named Beach family in 2001, the six-bedroom beach home is now being renovated to enhance and expand its beautiful potential.
"We were able to save the main part of the house. We added a loft and put all wood back in. What wood wasn't damaged in the fire, we salvaged and reused," Doug Beach, one of the family's two sons, told the news source.
The family was initially attracted to the cabin-like feel of the beach home's wood interior, and wanted to maintain that feeling throughout the home. One of the most pleasing discoveries may have been in the breakfast nook. As the contractors tore through layers of linoleum, they found pine planks installed below.
"We finally got to the heart pine," Beach told the news outlet. "Once it was refinished, it just glowed. It's really pretty."
Homeowners that stumble upon hardwood flooring underneath other floor coverings should finish the floors differently, depending on the type of wood. TLC's website recommends using a pine floor primer to seal pine floors. Rubbing a small section of oak flooring with turpentine can help to determine what the oak planks would look like with a natural finish.