Lumber Liquidators 99 cent oak flooring

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  1. DawnM

    DawnM Dawn

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    Has anyone done this?

    DH is worried that it won't look nice enough, but I think any decent wood flooring is nicer than 19 year old used to be white carpet! :lmao:

    Thoughts?

    Dawn
     
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  3. Imzadi

    Imzadi Saved by an angel in a trenchcoat

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    I'm with you on that! What if you only buy a small amount to look at? This way, even with the shipping, it's less money you're tossing away than if you buy a huge shipment you can't stand. :p
     
  4. DawnM

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    Yeah, definitely an idea. I even thought of just getting enough for the closet so at least we wouldn't be wasting it if we don't like it.

    Dawn

     
  5. mrsklamc

    mrsklamc <font color=blue>I apologize in advance, but what

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    I have only heard good things about their quality, and perhaps they would send you a sample for cheap? Is there a brick and mortar store anywhere near you?
     
  6. pjlla

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    Keep in mind that this is UTILITY grade flooring... and it is unfinished. We have seen the sample in person and even the cheapo-budgetminded person that I am wouldn't really be happy with it. (And by the time you finish it, it may cost as much as a lower end finished flooring or laminate.) And we are in the same boat as you..... wanting to replace 13 y/o "used to be beige" carpet. But for the amount of work involved in putting it in, I will wait and spend a bit more. I would consider it for a "rec" room or something like that maybe, but not all over in my home. I think you should reconsider your options.........................P (To give you an idea, it is very rough and knotty.)
     
  7. DawnM

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    What does utility grade mean?

    DH won't even consider laminate and it wouldn't sell well in our area.

    I don't mind pre-finished but I want actual wood, not 1/4 inch top on pressboard pasted together.

    Maybe I will need to go in and take a look. I don't want knotty and uneven, but I do want 2" real wood that can be refinished several times if necessary. We don't mind unfinished.

    Dawn

     

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