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Select 3/4"x3 1/4" Brazilian Koa Clear Finish Solid

3/4" x 3-1/4" Brazilian Koa Flooring Odd Lot

Select 3/4"x3 1/4" Brazilian Koa Clear Finish Solid
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SKU: 10007953
Our Low Price $3.26/sq. ft.
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3/4" x 3-1/4" Brazilian Koa Flooring Odd Lot
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HUSKO3SV-OD - 3/4" x 3-1/4" Brazilian Koa Flooring Odd Lot Sold As Is.

This item is discounted because it did not pass our product inspection. It may have defects including, but not limited to, splits, misgrading, unfinished areas, rough finish and mismilling. No returns, no cancellations, no warranty.  

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Select grade flooring will have the most uniform color with no knots, and the longest average length planks.

 

  • Brand:  N/A
  • FLOORING SKU:  10007953
  • Trade Name:  Brazilian Koa
  • Marketing Name:  Brazilian Koa
  • Janka Rating:  N/A
  • AC Rating:  N/A
  • Grade:  Select
  • Color Shade:  Medium
  • Width:  3 1/4"
  • Thickness:  3/4"
  • Construction:  Solid
  • Installation Type:  Nail, Staple
  • Sq. Ft. Per Box:  22.75
  • Hardness Rating:  N/A
  • Waste:  30%
  • Weight per box/unit:  76.30
  • Installation Details:  N/A

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3/4" x 3-1/4" Brazilian Koa Flooring Odd Lot
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Beautiful color (4)
  • Attractive finish (3)
  • Easy to clean (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom (4)
    • Family room (4)
    • Living room (4)
    • Office (4)
    • Dining room (3)

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    3.0

    Beautiful finishing, bad milling

    By Regular Joe

    from Northern Virginia

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive Finish
    • Beautiful Color
    • Easy To Clean

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • 4 bedrooms hallway
      • Bedroom
      • Dining Room
      • Family Room
      • Living Room
      • Office

      Comments about 3/4" x 3-1/4" Brazilian Koa Flooring Odd Lot:

      I purchased this specific lot based on the 5 stars given in the previous reviews. Unlike the other cases, the hardwood floors I received had MANY milling issues, so there are uneven areas and some spaces in installation. I had a team of 3 professional installers who pointed out the milling issues from the start. The overall look is absolutely gorgeous!!!! I had beautiful red oak hardwood floors on the first floor, that I loved, but they pale in comparison to the KOA installed now upstairs. I know I paid less for the odd lot, but the uneven surfaces bother me. If you don't mind that and are looking for beautiful floors at a low price, than these are the spectacular!

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      beautiful wood

      By ScottiB

      from Kansas City

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Beautiful Color
      • Durable

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Door thresholds

      Comments about 3/4" x 3-1/4" Brazilian Koa Flooring Odd Lot:

      I bought this odd lot of solid koa to rebuild old exterior door thresholds and interior transition pieces. This is in preparation for the koa engineered floor we are preparing to install. The wood was excellent to work with. It milled easily with no chatter or splintering yet seems to be pretty hard. It made me want to build some furniture out of it.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Floors turned out great

      By Old Victorian

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Finish
      • Beautiful Color
      • Easy To Clean

      Cons

      • Difficult To Install

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom
      • Dining Room
      • Family Room
      • Living Room
      • Office

      Comments about 3/4" x 3-1/4" Brazilian Koa Flooring Odd Lot:

      I live in an old victorian rowhouse and thought the the Brazilian Koa flooring blended traditional with modern, which was the look I was going for. And for 3/4" thick by 3 1/4" the price couldn't be beat. There was enough to do the whole house even closets, HVAC etc. (steps are the original 120 year old heart of pine but stained to match). Because I didn't have much waste, through some crafty manipulation of my contractor ended up using in the powder room and kitchen which I hadn't originally intended. My contractor did have a touch time installing but the finished product turned out well.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Beauty at half the price!

      By DanielMcfate

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Beautiful Color
      • Easy To Install
      • Great value

      Cons

      • High waste ratio

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom
      • Dining Room
      • Family Room
      • Living Room
      • Office

      Comments about 3/4" x 3-1/4" Brazilian Koa Flooring Odd Lot:

      We were originally going to use bamboo in our home but then we fell in love with the Brazillian Koa wood. Off the rack it was way to expensive for our budget, but the odd lot made it possible for us. Ours came unfinished, so we'll finish it using an eco-friendly oil as opposed to a poly finish. It looks amazing! Wonderful color variations and patterns.
      The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because of the warped and damaged boards in the lot. It forced us to purchase about a 20% overage and created more time in the installation process. That being said, we expected this and were up for the challenge.

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing

      By Tracy

      from Indy

      About Me Do-It-Yourself

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Finish
      • Durable
      • Easy To Clean
      • Easy To Install
      • Gorgeous color

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom
      • Family Room
      • Living Room
      • Office

      Comments about 3/4" x 3-1/4" Brazilian Koa Flooring Odd Lot:

      I'm a first-time hardwood installer and was able to install like a pro! Be sure to use a pneumatic hardwood nailer, since the wood is so hard...and I would recommend cleats over staples. The color variation is amazing! It looks like something out of a magazine. If I ever sell this home, I will definitely be buying this floor again for a future home.

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      6 Questions | 6 Answers
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      • Q:

        What is the longest and shortest board in the box, and are there more short then long?
        Asked on 6/23/2012 by Pior from Crestline,CA

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          ODD-LOT
          ALTERNATE GRADE NAME(S):•None
          SUMMARY/DETAILED: Odd-lot flooring is factory seconds sold as-is. It is possible that more than 50% of the material may contain one or more milling, grading, or finishing defects including, but not limited to: severely mis-milled boards; mis-graded boards; warp; wood characters including holes, splits, cracks, severe color variation that is not typical for the wood species; missing or off-color stain; missing/improperly cured finish; severe grainy surface/debris; chips, blisters; scratches; and peeling finish. All sales of odd-lot products are final –product returns are not permitted.



          NOTE: This grade description is intended only to provide general characteristics of the identified wood grade, and is not all-inclusive. Specific wood characteristics and acceptance criteria may vary by wood species.

          Answered on 6/25/2012 by cc-2
      • Q:

        will the non-odd lot 3/4x3 1/4 brazillian koa look simillar to the odd lot if i use it in the main rooms and the bedrooms use the odd lot to save money?
        Asked on 5/1/2012 by Tiffany from Tacoma, WA

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          The odd lot material could look exactly like the regular material, the idea with odd lot is to add more of a waste factor as there will be some boards that did not pass our inspection, you can use both types in one install just keep the waste factor in mind when ordering odd lot material

          Answered on 5/4/2012 by Patricia from 1024
      • Q:

        On this lot, how much overage do you think I would need to do a 700 sq ft job? What is the major defect(s) in this lot?
        Asked on 10/24/2011 by Anonymous from NJ

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          It depends on the final look (and how picky) you are trying to achieve.
          ODD-LOT description

          ALTERNATE GRADE NAME(S):•None
          SUMMARY/DETAILED: Odd-lot flooring is factory seconds sold as-is. It is possible that more than 50% of the material may contain one or more milling, grading, or finishing defects including, but not limited to: severely mis-milled boards; mis-graded boards; warp; wood characters including holes, splits, cracks, severe color variation that is not typical for the wood species; missing or off-color stain; missing/improperly cured finish; severe grainy surface/debris; chips, blisters; scratches; and peeling finish. All sales of odd-lot products are final –product returns are not permitted.
          NOTE: This grade description is intended only to provide general characteristics of the identified wood grade, and is not all-inclusive. Specific wood characteristics and acceptance criteria may vary by wood species.

          Answered on 10/26/2011 by customer care 2
      • Q:

        Is this odd lot brazilian koa also made by Bellawood?
        Asked on 10/7/2011 by Anonymous

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Yes it is a bellawood product that is discounted because it did not pass our product inspection.
          Thank you for your inquiry.

          Answered on 10/13/2011 by customer care 2
      • Q:

        Does this floor have an Aluminum Oxide finish. If so is it possible to Screen/Re-coated without a full sand down ?
        Asked on 5/16/2011 by Rich from Virginia

        1 answer

        • CUSTOMER CARE

          A:

          Yes it does have Aluminum Oxide and yes it can be refinished. Use these tips to sand aluminum-oxide-finished wood floors
          For the contractor, the beauty of prefinished hardwood flooring is in the simplicity of installation, with fewer steps on the job site. The hardship of prefinished hardwood is that it will eventually wear, and refinishing it can seem like an overwhelming challenge.
          Manufacturers of prefinished flooring continue to make aluminum-oxide finishes harder and harder in order to increase the floor's life. As a result, sanding an aluminum-oxide prefinished floor down the road is one of the hottest issues in our industry today. At a recent trade show, I overheard several prefinished manufacturers boasting there wasn't a machine or product on the market that could sand off their finishes.
          It is a puzzle that has contractors and distributors scratching their heads. Some contractors have lost money on jobs when they didn't realize before the job started that the floor was aluminum oxide. Others lose money by choosing to not take on jobs resanding aluminum-oxide-coated wood floors.

          Just as finish technology has advanced significantly over the past 10 years, so too has abrasive technology. It's critical for contractors and distributors to keep up. As with any puzzle, the more information you have, the easier it is to solve. You want to work smarter, not harder.
          Finish Facts
          First, you must understand the finish. It does have aluminum oxide in it; however, that additive alone is not what makes it so hard; it is the UVcuring process used in the mills that really creates the hardness.
          When finish is applied to prefinished flooring during the manufacturing process, it is done in the most controlled setting possible—as opposed to the conditions on a job site. The contractor can never fully create the ideal curing conditions found in a mill, so there is a large difference in hardness.
          Know Your Abrasives
          First, be aware that aluminum oxide in powder form is very dangerous to breathe, so it is essential that crews use proper respirators when sanding an aluminum-oxide floor.
          When trying to sand that finish, you need to select the right abrasive grain type and grit size. Know what is in the abrasives, because not all abrasives are made the same.
          There are four types of abrasive grains commonly used in the wood flooring industry. Only two of them are useful in sanding aluminum-oxide finishes: silicon carbide and ceramic grain.
          With silicon carbide abrasives, the grain macro-fractures, meaning that before the grain can dull, it breaks into smaller pieces that essentially resharpen the abrasive.
          So, silicon carbide abrasives stay sharp until they die, but they die relatively quickly. That makes silicon carbide the least expensive option per belt price, but product life is shorter.
          With ceramic grain abrasives, the grain micro-fractures, meaning that it breaks down in much smaller razor-like pieces more times before the abrasive dulls. Although the cost per ceramic belt is in the neighborhood of 50 percent higher than that of most silicon carbide, it usually provides two to four times the performance. Performance level depends on the ratio of ceramic grain used, so be sure to ask your distributor or manufacturer what is in each product: 100 percent and 15 percent ceramic grain are not equal.
          When choosing the abrasive, it is important to separate price and cost. The "price" per belt will be higher on the ceramic, but the "cost" of the total job (product consumed and time/labor) will be significantly lower.
          Choose the Right Grit
          The final piece of the puzzle is grit selection. A common misconception when dealing with aluminum-oxide floors is to start with the roughest grit you can find. Believe it or not, just because an abrasive feels more aggressive does not mean it is.
          When trying to abrade very hard materials, the opposite approach is needed. Think of it this way: take a big block of ice and try to smash it with a large mallet. What happens? More often than not, the mallet bounces off and the ice remains relatively unaltered. Now take that same block of ice and chisel at it with an ice pick. The pick penetrates the ice, no problem.
          When sanding aluminum-oxide finishes, the same concept applies. Rather than start with the most aggressive grit you can find (the large mallet), start with something finer, like an 80 grit (the ice pick). The finer belt will break up the finish, and after that, you can move to the rougher grit to get the floor flat and take it from there.
          Mystery solved. Knowing these facts will help make sweating over resanding prefinished flooring a thing of the past. Good luck.

          Answered on 5/21/2011 by Tech & Install
      • Q:

        We were going to install strand bamboo but, i like this better.
        Will this hold up to pets? How much scrap should i figure?
        This lot is 500 sq ft, my room is 340 and I'm not opposed to buying the whole lot. will that get me what I need?
        I am a carpenter by trade so I'm not afraid of a little extra cutting.
        Asked on 7/15/2010 by Anonymous

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Brazilian Koa can hold up to pets, but be sure you maintain there nails to prevent scratches on the finish. I would recommend that you purchase the whole 500 sqft because you just don't know how much waste you will occur with ODD LOT material. 500sqft should be enough to complete a 340 sqft job.

          Answered on 9/15/2010 by Anonymous
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