T&G Oak Flooring
I want to put down some 3/4 T&G oak flooring in a room of about 450 square ft. I am debating prefinished vs. site finished. I also need a reputable supplier. I don’t want it to “move” too much after install. I have heard some horror stories. I am near Akron, Ohio. Is Lumber Liquidators worth looking at? Other places? Thanks for your help.
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I'm a remodeler ...
not a floor guy.
so when I intend to do the full install ... I install prefinished.
if it's a job where I plan on subbing out the floor ... I usually have a real floor guy install/sand/finish.
as far as movement ... aclimation is the key.
get what ever product you are planning on using on site and in living conditions as far in advance as possible. Coupla days is good ... a week or so it better. If using something plastic wrapped like most prefinished stuff .... open the plastic and let it breath.
I've never used LL and have heard plenty of bad things about it ... but I do have a very small kitchen floor coming up and do plan on stopping by their new store here to see what the story is. I only need 80ft sq and that's with plenty of extra ... so maybe that'll be a good test for them.
Artistry In Carpentry
Three years ago I installed 4" wide by 3/4" thick T&G quartersawn white oak flooring from Pennington Hardwoods http://www.penningtonhardwoods.com/
It's as tight as the day I laid it, a huge difference over the previous flatsawn red oak or hard maple floors I owned. It's gorgous also, well worth the trouble of sanding and finishing.