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Virginia Mill Works 5/8" x 4-3/4" Cocoa Birch Handscraped

SKU: 10015573
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Virginia Mill Works 5/8" x 4-3/4" Cocoa Birch Prefinished Handscraped Solid Flooring - 30 Year Warranty

Colonial American homes were built with wooden floors that were sawn using basic hand-held tools. The hand-crafted workmanship that went into those floors can be found in Virginia Mill Works handscraped floors.

Handscraped & Distressed | Solid and Engineered | Prefinished | Domestic & Exotic | 30 Year Warranty

How'd you get that contoured surface?
The cherished, time-honored tradition of handcrafting is joined with the benefits of modern engineering and prefinishing, creating a floor without peer. Each plan of Virginia Mill Works flooring is hand-scraped to create a floor that has a rustic, antique appeal along with old-world charm. No two Virginia Mill Works handscraped floors are alike.

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  • Brand:  Virginia Mill Works
  • FLOORING SKU:  10015573
  • Limited Warranty:  30 years
  • Trade Name:  Birch
  • Marketing Name:  Birch
  • Janka Rating:  N/A
  • AC Rating:  N/A
  • Grade:  -
  • Color Shade:  Dark
  • Width:  4 3/4"
  • Thickness:  5/8"
  • Construction:  Solid
  • Installation Type:  Glue, Nail, Staple
  • Sq. Ft. Per Box:  23.25
  • Hardness Rating:  2% Softer than Red Oak
  • Waste:  5%
  • Weight per box/unit:  46.96
  • Installation Details:  Installation Guide

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pretty happy

By koolaid789

from noblesville, in

Verified Reviewer

same price as carpeting. easy to lay down. dings are covered up easily enough with some dark stain. and its hand-scraped anyhow so it just looks like it came that way.

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Looks Incredible!


from Lockport, IL

Verified Reviewer

Handscraped cocoa hardwood floors looks amazing, very modern. It does show the dust, but when kept clean it looks beautiful.


not great

By Gail

from Palmdale


  • Color is nice


  • Not A Tight Fit Gaps

Best Uses

    Planks do not fit together tightly. There are gaps that had to be filled with putty. The putty in some of the filled-in areas has sunk, leaving a clear view of the sub-floor. Also edges of planks show up as a light color, so it looks almost like grout lines. Knot holes are rough, and not stained properly. Have to buy putty and stain to fix myself. If I called installers it would take all day to touch up.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Installers were hard working and polite, were here for 15 hours. I have no fault with them. The problems were with the product, and the fact that they were told it was a glued down wood instead of a nailed down wood. Next time I would buy a simple click and lock floor.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


    Modern and interesting

    By Mandy

    from New Jersey

    We put this floor in the kitchen, living, foyer, and dining rooms in our house. The handscraped feature and dark color make this floor unique and modern. It really sets off our lighter-colored area rugs. While it doesn't scratch or dent too easily, it does require cleaning more often than a light-colored floor because every crumb that hits the floor is obvious against the dark background.

    The quality control needs improvement - in 27 boxes we had problems with the stain not extending all the way to edge on one board, one board's groove and tongue were cut on the opposite sides making it unusable, and four or more boards were slightly narrower than the others, which left gaps once installed. When we knew to look for these defective boards while installing, we just set them aside and the floor went down beautifully without many issues.


    Absolutely love these floors!

    By Jil C

    from Plymouth, MN

    Verified Reviewer


    • Comfortable to walk on
    • Easy to clean


    • Shows dust easily

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom
    • Living Room
    • Office

    We have been waiting a long time to replace our carpet and this wood makes our home feel modern and clean. The different types of light bounce off the floors amazingly. We went with a white trim and it compliments them beautifully. So happy...

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    beautifu contemporary great price

    By Jamie

    from Rockville, Md

    Verified Reviewer

    looks great in my bedroom

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    AnswerBox - Get answers from Staff Experts and real customers by clicking "Ask a question" or click here to ask our Customer Service Team

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    • Q:

      What is the best process for cleaning birch wood floors? (oil-based, water-based, dusting unless absolutely necessary to deep clean?)
      Asked on 10/21/2012 by Cindy from Texas

      1 answer



        For general cleaning a swiffer type system works best. Not one that sprays the floor however. Lightly damp is fine but never soak or flood mop your floor. Do not use steam mops. Have a no shoes policy as much as possible. Use felt pads on all furniture. Sweep often.

        Bellawood Cleaner works very well, find it here -

        In addition, Bona Kemi makes good and safe hardwood flooring cleaner.

        Answered on 10/24/2012 by Tech & Install
    • Q:

      What is the length of the product?
      Asked on 2/25/2012 by Drj from Morgantown,wv

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer


        This is a random length wood product that comes 1’ to 3.5’ in length, the average length is about 2'.
        Thank you for your inquiry.

        Answered on 3/9/2012 by customer care 2
    • Q:

      Could this be used in a commercial type office application? How would you compare the wear and tear of this product to an AC4 grade laminate?
      Asked on 5/31/2011 by Anonymous

      1 answer



        This flooring has it's good points for your application one of which is a very durable finish, however because it's handscraped, future refinishing would be difficult, In addition the uneven surface would be a problem with office chairs (soft urethane chair casters are recommended for any hardwood flooring). A Bellawood floor, light to medium in color and harder than red oak can work very well. Laminate flooring is good if you can get AC 4 but they can never be refinished if damaged.

        Answered on 6/4/2011 by Tech & Install
    • Q:

      I'm planning to use the nail-down approach to install the hardwood floor on the second floor of my house. However, the moisture level of the plywood subfloor is 11% while the hardwood is 6%. Is the difference of 5% too high for the installation? It seems so according to the Warranty Statement. If so, will a moisture barrier, such as the 6mil poly sheeting help?
      Asked on 5/25/2011 by Greenback from Southern CA

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer


        Yes it is too high, for this wider board it needs to be within 2% difference.
        Wood subfloors: Determine if conditions are dry before installing. Wood subfloor moisture reading must not exceed 12%; the ideal moisture content within new wood flooring is 6%-9%. The differential balance between new boards and subfloor must not exceed 2% for board widths over 2 1/4”. If moisture readings are too high, postpone the installation, find the moisture source and correct. Raise heat and increase ventilation, holding off installation until proper conditions are met.
        Plastic is never recommended for installation over wood subfloors. 15 lb roofing felt is recommended over wood subflooring.

        Answered on 6/2/2011 by customer care 2
    • Q:

      What is the best way to install wood flooring over a concrete floor with radient heating?
      Asked on 4/14/2011 by John from Hudson, WI

      1 answer



        When looking for solid flooring over radiant heat installations it's important to look for wood with a high stability rating or engineered flooring. Radiant heated flooring can expand and contract more than usual. This floor is Birch which is a poor performer because of a low stability rating. For details about what to look for with radiant heat installs type, "Radiant" here -

        Answered on 4/15/2011 by Tech & Install
    • Q:

      can be install on ceramic tile
      Asked on 3/11/2011 by Anonymous

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer


        Yes it could be installed as a floating floor using our Elastilon product.

        Answered on 3/15/2011 by customer care 2
    • Q:

      Had this floor installed on concrete using the sealing glue recommended by Lumber Liquidators. What is the best method for cleaning dried glue residue? I'm concerned with using harsh chemicals as I don't want to harm the finish.
      Asked on 2/14/2011 by Ferk from Fort Worth, TX

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer


        Please note this is ONLY a helpful recommendation that is not guaranteed to work (but who worth a try!!!)

        1.) Apply the Ultimate Adhesive Remover or mineral spirits on the spotted area, let stand for 10 minutes or so.
        2.) Take a Magic Eraser ( This is a foam pad found in the cleaning section in most grocery stores). Use the foam side. Some have a scouring pad on 1-side. Buff the area with the Magic Eraser.
        3.) Get a clean white cotton cloth and/or micro-fiber cloth, very lightly dampened with water, wipe off the residue you created.
        Always do a test first in an inconspicuous area.

        Answered on 2/25/2011 by customer care 2
    • Q:

      How would you install this flooring on concrete.
      Asked on 1/17/2011 by Benjamin from Houston

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer


        There are 3 ways to install this product over concrete. One is to glue it down over the slab. The second is to install a floating plywood subfloor system. The third is to use our Elastilon underlayment.
        Floating plywood subfloor system:
        Concrete should be clean and level up to 1/8” over 6’. Apply a 6mil mil poly sheeting over the concrete overlapping the seams 6 inches and tape with duct tape. Install a layer of 1/2” plywood over the poly sheeting. Next install a second layer of 1/2” plywood at a 45 degree angle to the first layer. Screw the top layer of plywood to the bottom layer. Be sure not to penetrate the poly sheeting with the screws. Allow for a ½” expansion space between the plywood and any walls and 1/8” gap between square edge plywood panels. Last install 15lb black roofing paper over the plywood and install the flooring over the roofing paper.

        Elastilon underlayment:
        Elastilon is a 1/8” thick underlayment with a self adhesive system. To use this product over concrete you will have to apply a 6 mil poly sheeting over the concrete first, overlapping the seam 6” and tape with duct tape. Roll out the Elastilon perpendicular to the direction of your floor installation. Butt the seams of the Elastion together (do not overlap). Next begin your installation of the flooring following Elastilons’ installation instructions.

        Answered on 1/27/2011 by Customer Care1
    • Q:

      Can this be nailed or can it just float? THis is going on a second story and I planed on putting down 1/4 inch luan over the existing floor to give me a smoother surface.
      Asked on 1/15/2011 by JVC Studios from San Antonio TX

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer


        The Virginia Mill Works Cocoa Birch can only be installed as a nail down or glue down application. To float this product you would need to use the Elastilon underlayment. It is not recommended to nail over Luan board, instead use a 1/4" plywood or just level the orginial plywood or OSB subfloor. The floor should not be nailed into particle board. For installation instructions click on the link below.

        Answered on 1/19/2011 by Customer Care1
    • Q:

      Is this an engineered wood product?
      Asked on 1/12/2011 by Sara from IL

      1 answer



        This is a solid floor.

        Answered on 2/4/2011 by Tech & Install
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