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Builder's Pride  3/4" x 2-1/4" Natural Hickory

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Builder's Pride
3/4" x 2-1/4" Natural Hickory
Prefinished  Natural

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Builder's Pride- 3/4" x 2-1/4" Natural Hickory Prefinished Solid Flooring- 25 Year Warranty

In addition to being the hardest of the North American flooring choices, Hickory is also a beautiful option for home or business owners seeking a room with dramatic appeal.
This hardwood displays a breath taking variety of brown tones and dramatic grain patterns that make it just as appropriate in a contemporary high rise loft as it is in a log cabin.
In Eastern North America, it survived the catastrophic changes of the Glacial Epoch, some 50 million years ago. Thus, it is the first strictly American hardwood species. Westward trekking pioneers made hickory a prerequisite for their wagon wheels.  The same durability and strength that made hickory the choice for axe handles and other tools in the past now make it an excellent choice for high traffic areas.

What is "Natural Grade"?
Natural Grade flooring contains distinct variations in coloration and varying wood characters. 
It will also have a slightly longer average plank length compared to Rustic grade products but shorter length than our select grade product.

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.2

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Very little waste (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Reviewed by 20 customers

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      5.0

      The best first impression ever.

      By Larry

      from Chapmansboro Tennessee

      Pros

      • Beautiful Smooth Finish
      • Easy Install
      • Very impressive

      Cons

        Best Uses

          The floor is the first thing people comment on. It's as smooth as a gym floor, no uneven seams or edges. GORGEOUS!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Big Wood

          By Last Floor

          from Champlin MN

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                once the product showed nice to work with

                Service and delivery comments:

                our delivery took 10 weeks, our order was canceled

                big Todd gave us a choice of a wider wood or nothing, after 6 weeks, The wife and I went in the store after 8 weeks the new manger took one look at this mess and Fixed the problem right away product came in 10 days later, big
                Todd tried to take credit for everything ( the manger dont know what he is doing ) Dylan S. the new Manger GOT IT DONE

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Easy and beautiful

                By Mike the Plumber

                from Puyallup, WA.

                Pros

                • BEAUTIFUL
                • Easy
                • Inexpensive
                • Very little waste

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Kitchen

                  I would not hesitate to buy this product again.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  The Tacoma, WA staff were very friendly and helpful. I will definitely do business with them again and recommend them to others. Whatever you're paying them, it isn't enough.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Great value

                  By DIY

                  from Blythewood, SC

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Very little waste

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • High traffic areas

                    Great value, great product.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    1.0

                    ok not great

                    By jw

                    from wheeling wva

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Added 5 Hours To Install
                      • Ends Not Grooved Deep Eno
                      • Had To Cut Groove Deeper
                      • Probably Seconds
                      • Very Few Dark Colors

                      Best Uses

                        70%of ends not grooved deep enough some not grooved at all used same product 2 years ago beautiful colors light to dark these boxes are 70% light 29% medium 1% dark does not match well with other room

                         
                        4.0

                        great wood/great price

                        By rwasser

                        from colorado springs,CO

                        Pros

                        • High Quality

                        Cons

                        • Would Like More Character

                        Best Uses

                          little waste, easy, but time consuming install, wider planks are faster, but not as easy to straighten

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Beautiful!

                          By ajs

                          from Nichols, NY

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • No Water To Clean It

                            Best Uses

                            • Living Room

                            This floor is beautiful and matches an existing floor in an adjacent room pretty well. This will last our lifetime!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Love it, looks awesome!

                            By It's Dave!

                            from Long Island, New York

                            Verified Reviewer

                            We did the whole house with it (~1000 sq. ft.). It went in pretty easy (my friend and I were first-timers with flooring) , took awhile though, a couple months of Sundays I guess. Everybody comments on it when they walk in the house. The reaction is almost always the same: They look down and say "Whoa, nice floor. You did this yourself?"

                            I have to say, wood floor that's all the same color looks boring and drab after you're in a room with this hickory. I was nervous after the first 2 or so rows, thinking it would look bad, but you need at least several rows to see how it all comes together.

                            There was a slight variation with the 2-1/4" width, some were narrower than others. It was enough so that when we put the next row in you's see a gap if any of the previous row were narrower. We quickly learned to weed the narrower ones out and use them together. There was very little waste overall. I was going to buy 10% extra to account for scrap because that's what I've read you should do. The guy at the Lumber Liquidators counter told me not to, he said that 5% extra would be more than enough even if it was our first time installing, and he was right - I still have some extra. The money he saved me paid for the cheaper Norge hammer they sell, which did the whole house with no problem.

                            We haven't moved in yet, so I can't speak about wear. But I have put a small scratch and dent here and there by dropping things on it. They hide well, it seems only the person that put them there knows they are there.

                            Overall I love it, would buy it again, and other floors look boring after being in a room with this.

                            *edit* - Looks like they only allow 2 pictures. Too bad, I'd like to show off every room. We went into the kitchen and closets too.

                             
                            4.0

                            Great price even better looking

                            By taylor g

                            from walden nyy

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Not To Much Waste

                            Cons

                            • Scratches Easy

                            Best Uses

                            • Dinning Living Room

                            was easy to install.

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            This product shows well

                            By Gee

                            from walden ny

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Shows Well Looks Great

                            Cons

                            • Does Scratch Dent Easy
                            • Need Longer Planks
                            • Not Animal Friendly

                            Best Uses

                            • Living Room Dining Area

                            This product was a great buy for the price it is well worth it.
                            When i picked it up i thought i made a bad disission on my purchase.
                            Once laid down it looked amazing.The flooring is not dog friendly.
                            Overall the product is good for the price.

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                            • Q:

                              Please describe the finish material, layers, application /cure method and sheen. Builders Pride natural hickory
                              Asked on 4/3/2014 by Jack

                              1 answer

                              • CUSTOMER CARE

                                A:

                                DuraWood has 7 coats of water based urethane with 3 of them having aluminum oxide. These are hard cured under UV light.

                                Answered on 4/5/2014 by Tech & Install
                            • Q:

                              Does hickory prefinish come in high gloss?
                              Asked on 2/8/2013 by dave from boston,mass

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Reviewer

                                A:

                                This product question would be better answered by our Sales Department, they are more familiar with all of our flooring products and can better assist you with your questions.
                                Please call our Sales Dept. @ (800) 476-0007 for pricing and availability. Thank you for your inquiry.

                                Answered on 2/13/2013 by cc-2
                            • Q:

                              does this product have beveled edges?
                              Asked on 9/8/2012 by rj

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Reviewer

                                A:

                                Yes this material does have micro beveled edges

                                Answered on 10/1/2012 by Patricia from 1024
                            • Q:

                              What size is the box of the builder's Pride hickory?
                              Asked on 7/31/2012 by bella

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Reviewer

                                A:

                                These boxes will measure 72" long x 10" wide x 8" high approximately

                                Answered on 8/8/2012 by Patricia from 1024
                            • Q:

                              With this solid wood, do I need an underlay between the actual floor and the sub-floor? If so, can I use something other than roofing material?
                              Asked on 7/18/2012 by Anne

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Reviewer

                                A:

                                Yes you do.
                                Check out our White Silicone Vapor Paper 400 Sq Ft SKU: 10021412 As Low As $18.99/EA

                                For complete Underlayment application information; Please go to our Website @ LumberLiquidators.com and at the bottom of the page click on Flooring 101, enter –
                                LL Underlayment Guide- , enter, then click on the PDF to open. Thank you for your inquiry.

                                Answered on 7/27/2012 by cc-2
                            • Q:

                              What kind of nail gun and air compressor do you need?
                              Asked on 7/2/2012 by Tiredofcarpet from Springfield, Mo.

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Reviewer

                                A:

                                You can find complete installation instructions on the product page by clicking on the specs tab and then clicking on - Installation Guide.pdf
                                Thank you for writing in.

                                Answered on 7/6/2012 by cc-2
                            • Q:

                              We are installing this floor as a remodling project.

                              Questions

                              1. Is it COMPLETELY refinished and ready for installation? I understand it to be "nail down" flooring? We do not have to sand, seal, etc???

                              2. You have a simple "glaze" over the natural wood? Nothing heavy?
                              ???
                              Asked on 1/29/2012 by Milli from Denham Springs, Louisiana

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Reviewer

                                A:

                                1) Yes this is a pre-finished flooring product, No sanding, seal, etc.
                                2) Finish is: 7 coats of Treffert or Klumpp (made in Germany) highly resistant polyurethane finish with aluminum oxide anti-scratch and a 55% gloss

                                Answered on 1/31/2012 by customer care 2
                            • Q:

                              Do you allow returns for unopen boxes if not needed
                              Asked on 7/7/2011 by Anonymous from Charlotte, NC

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Reviewer

                                A:

                                It is always a good idea to hang on to some of the extra material in case you need it for future repairs.
                                Returns: Returns must be made within 30 days of receipt. Approved returns are subject to a 20% restocking fee. No returns on open bundles, close-outs, odd-lots, laminates or items no longer in stock. Special orders are non-cancelable and may not be returned for any reason, other than defect. Any shipping costs are the sole responsibility of the customer. Shipping and delivery charges are non-refundable. We accept cash, checks and credit cards. There is a $25 returned check fee.

                                Questions, comments or complaints - please call our Customer Care Team at 1-800-366-4204.

                                Answered on 7/15/2011 by customer care 2
                            • Q:

                              Is this product "pet" friendly - we have a Jack Russell Terrior
                              and I would like to know if this product is durable enough to
                              endure an active dog?
                              Asked on 6/16/2011 by PB from Buffalo, New York

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Reviewer

                                A:

                                Despite today's advanced 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 factor that influence wear.

                                Answered on 6/17/2011 by customer care 2
                            • Q:

                              Does this grade of flooring have unfilled deep knot holes? I have seen a couple different lines of flooring at other local stores, and some brands include boards with frequent knot holes - I would estimate at least 1/4" deep, while others either remove such boards or fill the holes so that the surface is smooth and easier to clean.
                              Asked on 6/9/2011 by Jessica from West Lafayette, IN

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Reviewer

                                A:

                                This is a natural grade product; Please see attached discription.
                                NATURAL and Better
                                ALTERNATE GRADE NAME(S): Also referred to as
                                First or Second Grade,
                                Millrun or #1 Common

                                SUMMARY: Natural Grade flooring contains distinct variations in coloration and varying wood characters. Natural grade flooring will have a slightly longer average plank length compared to Rustic grade products.

                                DETAILED: Specific characteristics of Natural grade flooring will vary widely by wood species; however, typically include such things as: minor imperfections in milling; imperfections in face-work which cannot be wholly removed by an ordinary method of sanding; slight variations in angle of end matching; varying wood characteristics such as spots, streaks, slightly open checks, and pin/worm holes; small splits, broken knots or knot holes; and shallow back. Natural grade pre-finished flooring will have a plank face that is free of most finishing imperfections; however, may contain a limited amount of minor blemishes including, but not limited to: light grainy surface/debris, bubbles, streaks, uncoated bevel, finish chipping, dents, or equivalent type characters. When assembled, Natural grade flooring should not exhibit gaps exceeding 0.031”or end/side over-wood(e.g. height variation between adjacent planks) exceeding 0.030”.

                                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. A 5% allowance per box is established for pieces exhibiting one or more milling, grading, or finishing defects.

                                Answered on 6/15/2011 by customer care 2
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