Should I use recovered beetle kill pine for flooring?

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Q: Should I use recovered beetle kill pine for flooring? What are the potential problems that could arise if I do?

A: From the little I’ve read about it this pine is dried out and prone to cracking, and has blue stain from the infestation which may or may not be an issue depending on one’s taste. This wood is being used for a building project at Okinagan college as framing.

If you are after a rustic look and can get it for a decent price it could be worth a shot.

If there are a lot of knots they tend to hold resins that can have some minor interaction with finishes like any other pine floor or wood.

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