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Virginia Mill Works Natural 3/4"x4 3/4" Birch Betula Spp. 1260 Stained Finish Solid

Virginia Mill Works  3/4" x 4-3/4" Matterhorn Birch Handscraped

Virginia Mill Works Natural 3/4"x4 3/4" Birch Betula Spp. 1260 Stained Finish Solid
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SKU: 10003480
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Virginia Mill Works
3/4" x 4-3/4" Matterhorn Birch Handscraped
Stained Finish  Natural

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Virginia Mill Works Co.- 3/4" x 4-3/4" Matterhorn 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.

About Handscraped Flooring:
Handscraped or distressed hardwood floors have a natural worn appearance. They look like floors from the days when floors were finished by hand.
Please note this product is a nominal 3/4" thick, but due to its scraping process the thickness may be as thin as 5/8" in the scraped areas.

About Birch:
As a popular flooring choice over the years, Birch has become one of the staples of the residential flooring industry.
With subtle variations of color and grain, Birch is a delightful choice to brighten up a home with its toasted almond, honey, and creamy coloring. Whether in a traditional decorated home or contemporary loft, this flooring adds a unique and vibrant feel to any space.

HAVE A DOG?
Our floors are pet-friendly!
Hardwood floors are great for dog owners. Carpet traps hair and all the other stuff that cause odors and flare up allergies.
Can you really clean up everything from that little accident in the family room?
Not a problem with a beautiful hardwood floor. Next time you empty your carpet vacuum cleaner, you'll see what we mean!

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  • Brand:  Virginia Mill Works
  • FLOORING SKU:  10003480
  • Limited Warranty:  30 years
  • Trade Name:  Birch
  • Botanical Name:  Betula Spp.
  • Marketing Name:  Birch
  • Janka Rating:  1260
  • AC Rating:  N/A
  • Grade:  Natural
  • Color Shade:  Medium
  • Width:  4 3/4"
  • Thickness:  3/4"
  • Construction:  Solid
  • Installation Type:  Glue, Nail, Staple
  • Sq. Ft. Per Box:  23.64
  • Hardness Rating:  2% Softer than Red Oak
  • Waste:  5%
  • Weight per box/unit:  57.46
  • Installation Details:  Installation Guide.pdf

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by PowerReviews
Virginia Mill Works3/4" x 4-3/4" Matterhorn Birch Handscraped
 
4.6

(based on 115 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (73)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive finish (113)
  • Beautiful color (89)
  • Easy to install (79)
  • Easy to clean (74)
  • Durable (57)

Cons

  • Scratches easily (11)
  • Difficult to install (6)

Best Uses

  • Living room (69)
  • Bedroom (68)
  • Family room (68)
  • Dining room (61)
  • Office (43)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (37), Casual do-it-yourselfer (30), Professional (14), Beginner (9), Novice (8)

Reviewed by 115 customers

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5.0

Happy Guy!

By egm262

from se PA

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Attractive Finish
  • Beautiful Color
  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Virginia Mill Works 3/4" x 4-3/4" Matterhorn Birch Handscraped:

      Listed myself as "Avid Do-It-Yourselfer" but perhaps I should point out that I have 42 years of experience in the construction industry, however not in the field of hardwood flooring. I read the reviews concerning this product and my take away was to size the pieces prior to installing. While this is something I would have done anyway, I was prepared to seperate and stack according to width. Went through 11 boxes and ended up with six pieces that were 1/16" smaller than the others. The rest were within 1/32". That is why I am a happy guy.
      Oh yeah, 17 boxes to go and I will still check every piece. Common sense to me after 42 years of building with wood. News flash: wood varies. Shame on contractors who want to merely open and install, although it appears that would nt be a problem with this product.
      Just call me a happy guy.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Really like this hardwood

      By KB

      from Virginia

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Finish
      • Beautiful Color
      • Durable
      • Easy To Clean
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

      • Not Enough Short Pieces

      Best Uses

      • Dining Room
      • Kitchen
      • Living Room
      • Office

      Comments about Virginia Mill Works 3/4" x 4-3/4" Matterhorn Birch Handscraped:

      I installed this flooring in an office conversion and will install the rest in a foyer, kitchen and dining room. It was very easy to install and it looks really nice. There are some minor issues with board width but if you take your time and mix/measure properly this can easily be corrected. The only issue I have is the lack of shorter boards but I made my own on some of the edges.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      good product, has a few drawbacks

      By FOW

      from NJ

      About Me Professional

      Pros

      • Attractive Finish
      • Beautiful Color
      • Good Color Range
      • Handscraping Well Matched

      Cons

      • Lack Of Different Sizes

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom
      • Dining Room
      • Family Room
      • Living Room

      Comments about Virginia Mill Works 3/4" x 4-3/4" Matterhorn Birch Handscraped:

      There were only 2 main lengths out of 7 boxes(35.5" & 19.2") maybe a dozen pieces overall of other lengths.Ends bevels could be smaller & smoother. Wood filler on chips or knots was an odd color almost like "bondo" and not even close to wood tone.The hand scraped effect was well done though. From one piece to the other it flowed well almost as if it was done in place, a nice detail.Store employees were great to deal with and helpful.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Don't buy this

      By Sanjay

      from Cincinnati, Oh

      About Me Beginner

      Pros

      • Attractive Finish
      • Beautiful Color
      • Easy To Clean

      Cons

      • Difficult To Install
      • Scratches Easily

      Best Uses

      • Living Room

      Comments about Virginia Mill Works 3/4" x 4-3/4" Matterhorn Birch Handscraped:

      I had it professionally installed. The installer was extremely frustrated as the width of each piece varies, even within the same box. Even after carefully trying and matching up things there were several places we had gaps. I purchased the product based on the looks, but not happy when all said and done. I wouldn't buy it next time.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Frustrated

      By sevensen

      from Scituate, MA

      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 Virginia Mill Works 3/4" x 4-3/4" Matterhorn Birch Handscraped:

      We had this product professionally installed. We had purchased the same flooring for a bedroom a couple years ago and had no problems, this time though, using the same installers, was a nightmare. LL gave us flooring from 2 different lots, 2 of the boxes were from 2010. The boards were not the same width as the boxes from 2012 so as they were installing the floor wasn't lining up correctly, 2 boxes had to be ripped out. We called LL and they only had one box in stock and it was a box we had returned becaused it was damaged. We had no choice but to go get the damaged box, which they made us pay for even though we had 2 defective boxes we couldnt use. So the floor is beautiful but beware of the lots.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Customer service in store, Braintree, MA, leaves a lot to be desired.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      love this wood

      By stacey

      from Nevada City, CA

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

      • Attractive Finish
      • Awesome Price
      • Beautiful Color
      • Durable
      • Easy Install For Pro
      • Easy To Clean
      • Easy To Install
      • Great Color And Grain
      • Looks High End
      • Supet Solid Wood

      Cons

      • Scratched easy
      • Scratches Easily
      • Shorter Boards
      • Softer Wood
      • Some Variation In Height

      Best Uses

      • Dining Room
      • Family Room
      • Kitchen
      • Living Rm Dining Rm Kit

      Comments about Virginia Mill Works 3/4" x 4-3/4" Matterhorn Birch Handscraped:

      Great product

      Service and delivery comments:

      The service was great. They were out of stock in Sac but found it in Concord and drove to get it.. service was awesome.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Be Aware!

      By Vic @ Home

      from Olney, Md

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Finish
      • Beautiful Color

      Cons

      • Inconsistant milling

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom
      • Family Room
      • Living Room
      • Office

      Comments about Virginia Mill Works 3/4" x 4-3/4" Matterhorn Birch Handscraped:

      Be aware that the 4.75" width varies up to 1/8" narrower than 4.75" and up to 1/8" wider than 4.75". This causes gaps on the next row . Sometimes the width varies along the length of the same piece. To keep gaps from occurring from row to row measure the width of each piece and sort the pieces into 3 piles; normal 4.75, wide and narrow. When you have enough pieces to do a row then install them.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great looking floor!

        By Jim the handyman

        from Beaumont, Calif.

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Attractive Finish
        • Beautiful Color
        • Durable
        • Easy To Clean
        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Virginia Mill Works 3/4" x 4-3/4" Matterhorn Birch Handscraped:

          Used the floor in Master bedroom at my mountain cabin. 100% improvement, since I was just walking on the subfloor for 5 years without a good floor. The birch has such beautiful grain and color. I bought enough flooring to do a den in my cabin. next project.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Had to wait 2-3 weeks for delivery, but I was not in a rush for the flooring.Arrived in good condition.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Light Color with lots of character

          By pollotom

          from Webster NY

          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Finish
          • Beautiful Color
          • Careful Packaging
          • Easy To Install
          • Excellent Color Variation
          • Good quality
          • Pronounced Character
          • Quick Delivery
          • Surprisingly Warm Touch
          • Wide planks

          Cons

          • U Need Flat Subsurface

          Best Uses

          • Dining Room
          • Living Room

          Comments about Virginia Mill Works 3/4" x 4-3/4" Matterhorn Birch Handscraped:

          Installed this floor in circa 1880s cottage home.. nothing square or level... with patience this floor with cork underlayment can accommodate some minor subsurface undulations.
          Installed 19 boxes in +-2 weeks... The color is light, the finish textural and the appearance is very similar to hickory without the extreme dark/light board variations. Boards have lots of stable knots and growth rings very very attractive w/o being visually busy. Highly recommended if you appreciate the knotty pine look without the softness of a conifer.

           
          5.0

          Beautiful floor

          By mardar

          from Arlington, Texas

          About Me Beginner

          Pros

          • Attractive Finish
          • Beautiful Color
          • Durable
          • Easy To Clean
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bedroom
            • Family Room
            • Living Room

            Comments about Virginia Mill Works 3/4" x 4-3/4" Matterhorn Birch Handscraped:

            The floor turned out so beautifully! The color variations and the hand-scraped finish really made a difference in my house.

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            • Q:

              Is there a way to fix scratches in the hand scraped birch floor? Can you refinish it somehow?
              Asked on 11/8/2013 by fix it

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                Handscraped flooring can be completely sanded with an Abrader Drum type sander and refinished. However this is generally only for very worn or damaged floors. If your floor becomes scratched, repairs can often be made using our "Blend Stick" floor repair putty. Other Options; our "Scratch Away" works well and is easily applied (SKU 10021566)

                Answered on 11/9/2013 by Tech & Install
            • Q:

              can this looring be installed over radiant hydronic heated floor. the sub floor is 3/4" Advantech.
              Asked on 10/31/2013 by Mark from Baltimore , MD

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Do not install this product over radiant heat subfloors.
                Thank you for your inquiry

                Answered on 10/31/2013 by cc-3
            • Q:

              Is this specific floor paper, yellow, or sweet birch?
              Asked on 9/8/2013 by Silky

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                This product is White Birch.

                Thank you for your inquiry

                Answered on 9/11/2013 by cc-3
            • Q:

              how many coats of finish does this one have?
              Asked on 7/4/2013 by John from Tallahassee, FL

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                The gloss level for Matterhorn Birch is 15±5 degree, with 7 coats of Klumpp finish.
                Thank you for your inquiry

                Answered on 7/8/2013 by cc-3
            • Q:

              can this product be layer in a herringbone pattern? We have some experience laying wood floor using staples. is there a different wood product that would be better?
              Asked on 7/15/2012 by eco salon owner from new london, ct

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Unfortunately not as this is a random length product.
                Herringbone flooring has fixed lengths and has a specially designed tongue and groove system.

                Answered on 7/18/2012 by cc-2
            • Q:

              Can you install this in a bathroom where it is subject to water
              Asked on 1/27/2012 by Trouble from Greenlawn ,ny

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Due to the excessive moisture present in a full bath we cannot recommend any of our natural flooring or laminate products for this application, I would suggest one of our vinyl Tranquility products. We have a 2mm peel and stick and now a 4mm click together product that can go in full bath areas or where moisture is a concern. Thank you for your inquiry.

                Answered on 2/16/2012 by customer care 2
            • Q:

              I love the look of this birch flooring; however, we do have several dogs. I have been told that Birch is a considerably softer wood than hickory or white oak. Does the finish have anything to do with it's durability, & resilience to scratches.... would you recommend this wood choice for us, or go with a harder wood
              carol
              Asked on 12/30/2011 by snickerdoodle from Lansing, MI.

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Despite today's advanced finish technology, water spills, dirt and other abrasive substances can damage a wood floor's finish. Location, traffic patterns, how often the floor is vacuumed and cleaned, children and/or pets are all factors that influence wear and durability.
                For you scenario: the harder species the better.
                Thank you for your inquiry.

                Answered on 1/7/2012 by customer care 2
            • Q:

              May I use "Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner" to clean my new Matterhorn Birch Handscraped floor?
              Asked on 10/17/2011 by Anonymous

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                We can only recommend our Bellawood Floor Cleaner, or cleaners that are safe for water based urethane finishes. Never use any polish, wax, oil soaps or cleaners that add shine to the floor.

                Answered on 10/18/2011 by customer care 2
            • Q:

              Best floor for beach house on the ocean with high humity
              Asked on 10/17/2011 by Anonymous from reddington shoots fl

              1 answer

              • CUSTOMER CARE

                A:

                If HVAC is controlled year round, any of our flooring will work. It is recommended that the rooms that will have wood installed be climate controlled with temperatures of 50 to 80 degrees F., preferably 65 to 75 degrees F. humidity of 35% to 55% maintained.

                Laminate flooring: The indoor relative humidity should be 35-75%, with temperature of 60-85°F.

                Vinyl Plank: maintain room temperature of 55°F- 95°F. ideally, 65°F-75°F. Excess cold or heat can affect tightness of floor seams. Humidity not a factor.

                Answered on 10/19/2011 by Tech & Install
            • Q:

              What is better when installing this flooring - nails or staples?
              Asked on 9/27/2011 by Anonymous from United States

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                On this birch product either will work equally well.

                Answered on 9/29/2011 by customer care 2
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