I am redoing a small cottage (290-some sqft), the entry and bathroom are going to be tiled.
The living room area floor is only T&G plywood sub floor right now. What I want to do is have very rustic wood plank floors, (face nailed with square nails) that I can lightly paint (make it look like it was painted a long time ago, faded, etc..), but I am unsure of what wood to use.
I don't think I can justify spending tons of money on expensive wood flooring only to rough it up to make it look rustic and then paint it.
I thought about just some basic planks from big box stores like Home Depot, but I read that they are 'green' or too 'wet', and that it takes a long time to dry them.