I have an idea that may seem a little hair-brained. I live in a home built in 1962 that has the original 1/2-inch thick wood paneling in the basement. It's solid knotty pine, varnished and has that aged, yellow-ish color to it. Anyhow, it's pretty ugly on the walls.
I'm considering on tearing it down from the room I'm renovating and thought that I'd replace the old carpet on the concrete slab with this stuff. Even after trimming off the decorative parts of the paneling, I'll have more than enough of it to cover the floor. Problem is, I don't know if I'm nuts or if this is just a bad idea and secondly, even if it is possible, I don't know how to go about doing it. For instance, do I need to cut the boards so that they are tongue and grooved, or can I lay them down without that kind of cut? :confused:
Anyone here have any experience building a wood floor (almost) from scratch without using pre-fabricated boards? Figured this might be the best place for me to start.
Thanks in advance for any insights y'all can provide!