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mr_me

02:54PM | 03/17/03
Member Since: 12/23/02
32 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
hi , i have wood flooring in my home , the boards measure 1 1/2" wide x 1/2"-3/4" thick, and they run in various lengths..but they seem fairly long for the most part...i was wondering if anyone new what kind of wood floor this is??? i have pics but i dont know how to post them on here, if anyone could help me out i would appreciate it....thanks...

Dave Anderson

02:08AM | 03/18/03
Member Since: 10/23/02
41 lifetime posts
If it's toung/groove, then it's probably oak. If you can get a piece of it, most have the brand stamped on the back. There are usually two types of oak: red and white. Go to Home Depot or Lowe's and see if what you have matches what they sell.

Good Luck.

Dave

KD Fisher

04:06PM | 03/18/03
Member Since: 03/17/03
49 lifetime posts
Dave:

With all due respect Home Depot would be the last place I would send anybody if they're looking for something this different. Most of the HD "flooring experts" are clueless or at least the ones in my neighborhood.

Just today I met with someone locally who was misinformed royally by some HD people. The situation is a gluedown hardwood floor that requires sound control in a mid rise condo. "use foam...that's all we use in condo's around here." For heavens sake they are way off. Told the customer I have experience with 50 of those type jobs in condos and I've never heard of using foam!

Maybe the HD people people were just guessing as it's all 1/4" cork underlayment in every highrise I've worked in over the last ten years. I had to vent a little on this one.

And....they were pushing a 3/4" solid plank gluedown over that foam too! Folks, please be careful ot there. Today there are so many people selling hardwood flooring that don't have the necessary knowledge to do so. And there are many carpet people getting into the business that claim to be experts or specialists overnight.

Ken Fisher
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Piffin

06:55PM | 03/19/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
mr-me, the size the wood was milled to doesn't say anything about the type of wood it was. The two most common in that size were oak and maple. Oak is a little darker and ofeten has open pores, especiallyu if it is red oak. The white oak is more closed. Maple is harder and smoother and if unstained, lighter in color.

I don't care for doing business with the big orange box but I think what was being suggested is that they have displays where you can identify your wood by comparison.

mr_me

01:21PM | 03/20/03
Member Since: 12/23/02
32 lifetime posts
hi, thanks for the info ..... does anyone think they could tell by looking at pictures of the floor?i have pics and can email them to someone if they don't mind...thanks again...

KD Fisher

03:43PM | 03/20/03
Member Since: 03/17/03
49 lifetime posts
We can always take a guess. Send them to me to me and I'll post them for others to see what we come up with.

Ken Fisher

KD Fisher

02:49PM | 03/25/03
Member Since: 03/17/03
49 lifetime posts
Dave:

You'll have to resend those pics. Small crash on my main PC.

KD Fisher

12:13AM | 03/28/03
Member Since: 03/17/03
49 lifetime posts
Okay guys...here's Dave's pic. Looks like a stained oak of some sorts to me.


carpetman

02:23PM | 03/28/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
it sure looks like oak to me. it looks a lot like 2 1/4 oak strip?

Annieef

06:37AM | 04/01/03
Member Since: 03/31/03
4 lifetime posts
Looks like oak to me, too. Depending on where you are in the country also determines what it could be. My house and my neighbors were built within years of each other (pre-1900) and yet she has beatiful oak (in the size you've indicated) and I have yellow pine (in the same size). Anyhoo, it sure looks like their floors. We both refinished floors last year as a team. The oak was a BEAR due to the fact it was much harder...the yellow pine was a breeze, but isn't holding up as well over the years.

Annie

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