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Virginia Mill Works Engineered Natural 1/2"x5" Birch Betula Spp. Stained Finish Engineered

Virginia Mill Works Engineered  1/2" x 5" Obsidian Plank Handscraped Engineered

Virginia Mill Works Engineered Natural 1/2"x5" Birch Betula Spp. Stained Finish Engineered
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SKU: 10010601
Comparable Price $4.79/sq. ft.
Our Low Price $3.56/sq. ft.
Special Price $3.46/sq. ft.
Save up to $1.33/sq. ft. (28%)
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Virginia Mill Works Engineered
1/2" x 5" Obsidian Plank Handscraped Engineered
Stained Finish  Natural

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Virginia Mill Works Co.- 1/2" x 5" Obsidian Plank- Prefinished Handscraped Engineered 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.

Quick Highlights:
- Superior Strength and Stability
- Handscraped Engineeredl
- Nail, Glue or Float Installation
- Backed with a 30 Year Warranty

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.

About Engineered:
Hardwood veneer layers are stacked on one another, with the grain of the adjacent layers oriented perpendicular to each other.
Because wood expands and contracts in the direction of the grain, one layer stabilizes the next, resulting in a product that is less susceptible to the effects of moisture & temperature change.

Did you know?
An estimated 60-70 million Americans are affected by house dust, which can cause itchy eyes, sneezing, rashes, breathing difficulty and sinus trouble because of trapped pollens and molds in carpets, upholstery and curtains.
Not even frequent vacuuming will eliminate those microscopic troublemakers.

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QUALITY GUARANTEE: This flooring meets or exceeds rigorous emissions standards such as California CARB.

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  • Brand:  Virginia Mill Works Engineered
  • FLOORING SKU:  10010601
  • Limited Warranty:  30 years
  • Trade Name:  Birch
  • Marketing Name:  Birch
  • Janka Rating:  N/A
  • AC Rating:  N/A
  • Grade:  Natural
  • Color Shade:  Dark
  • Width:  5"
  • Thickness:  1/2"
  • Construction:  Engineered
  • Installation Type:  Float, Glue, Nail
  • Sq. Ft. Per Box:  46.59
  • Hardness Rating:  N/A
  • Waste:  5%
  • Weight per box/unit:  71.28
  • Installation Details:  Installation Guide.pdf

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Virginia Mill Works1/2" x 5" Obsidian Plank
 
4.7

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive finish (23)
  • Beautiful color (23)
  • Easy to install (18)
  • Easy to clean (14)
  • Durable (12)

Cons

  • Scratches easily (5)

Best Uses

  • Living room (13)
  • Dining room (12)
  • Family room (11)
  • Office (8)
  • Bedroom (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beginner (10), Avid do-it-yourselfer (6), Casual do-it-yourselfer (6)

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4.0

Nice dark color

By Bostoncranberry

from Boston, MA

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Beautiful Color
  • Easy To Install

Cons

  • Difficult to Clean
  • Scratches Easily

Best Uses

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

Comments about Virginia Mill Works 1/2" x 5" Obsidian Plank:

Nice color, different than average

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Looks great

By Marc

from San Diego, Ca

About Me Beginner

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Virginia Mill Works 1/2" x 5" Obsidian Plank:

      I love the look of this floor. Don't get suckered in to that over priced flooring that is sold at other stores. I just finished installing it this weekend, my first wood floor or any type of flooring install. It was very easy to do just got very sore from going down and standing up. I just need to exercise a little more. The product was excellent very little unusable planks probably less than 1%. Very easy install the planks just fit in to place. I recommend using the Bynford Hardwood Floor Nailer it fits the 18 guage staples required by the manufacture and worked with out a flaw.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Beautiful but not durable

      By Christie

      from Parker, Co

      About Me Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Finish
      • Beautiful Color
      • Easy To Clean

      Cons

      • Finish Wears Easily
      • Scratches Easily

      Best Uses

      • Dining Room
      • Family Room
      • Kitchen
      • Living Room

      Comments about Virginia Mill Works 1/2" x 5" Obsidian Plank:

      This is absolutely a beautiful floor!! I have been happy witht the cosmetics but not happy with the durability. My floor scratches and dents easily. If you don't mind that....then this is the floor for you. I love the color but would most definitely choose another type of flooring next time that is more durable:)

       
      5.0

      Great Floor / Love it!

      By sandy

      from Toms River, NJ

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Living Room

        Comments about Virginia Mill Works 1/2" x 5" Obsidian Plank:

        Love this floor.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I absolutely love my new floor!!!

        By IrishTimes

        from Mesa, AZ

        About Me Professional

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • My white haired dog

        Best Uses

        • Hallway
        • Living Room

        Comments about Virginia Mill Works 1/2" x 5" Obsidian Plank:

        This product has been great. Not only does it clean up nicely, after I vacuum my dogs hair up because he has white hair and the floor is almost black it looks as good as the day it was installed.

         
        5.0

        very nice wood floor!

        By Homeowner

        from Richmond, TX

        About Me Beginner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dining Room
            • Living Room
            • Office

            Comments about Virginia Mill Works 1/2" x 5" Obsidian Plank:

            very very nice product, but you need dust it more often....it means no shoes, slipper from outside!

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautiful wood

            By Eddie

            from Sacramento

            About Me Beginner

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bathroom

              Comments about Virginia Mill Works 1/2" x 5" Obsidian Plank:

              Great looking floor. Love the textured hand scraped wood. Used in my master bedroom closet and toilet area. This was my first floor install and was super easy. I installed using the floating glue down method. Great product! Looks of a very high end floor at a very reasonable price.

               
              4.0

              Better than expected.

              By Mike

              from Orange County

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

              • Attractive Finish
              • Beautiful Color
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Virginia Mill Works 1/2" x 5" Obsidian Plank:

                  Everything went great!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Looks good in the House.

                  By CWalk

                  from Blytheville, Arkansas

                  About Me Beginner

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Don't know yet

                  Best Uses

                  • Dining Room
                  • Kitchen

                  Comments about Virginia Mill Works 1/2" x 5" Obsidian Plank:

                  Had this dark, engineered hardwood installed in our Kitchen/Dining area and we couldn't be happier with the overall look of our floor. It was exactly what we were looking for and installed very easily and quickly.

                   
                  4.0

                  Great Floors, I get sooo many compliment

                  By Andy K.

                  from Houston TX

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Finish
                  • Beautiful Color
                  • Easy To Clean

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dining Room
                    • Kitchen
                    • Living Room

                    Comments about Virginia Mill Works 1/2" x 5" Obsidian Plank:

                    I love my floor, people are always impressed by it...I have it in the kitchen, dinning and living area and they are not hard to clean. Good Price!

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                    • Q:

                      Where is this flooring made?
                      Asked on 4/10/2013 by Jeffm1911 from Cincinnati, OH

                      4 answers

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

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                        China

                        Answered on 4/21/2013 by Tech & Install
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                        China

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                        China

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                        China

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                    • Q:

                      I had this installed through a major portion of our home, in high-traffic areas. I don't like how the extreme darkenss shows scratches and dulling so much. I am considering refinishing to a medium dark (dark-walnut) type finish. Is there a link that you can share, or manufacturer suggested methods to refinishing? Please help.
                      Asked on 1/27/2013 by Michael from Oklahoma

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Full refinishing will take slightly under a 1/32” off the veneer of the wood flooring. The thickness of the veneer and how much wear and dents a floor has will determine how many times it can be refinished.
                        Engineered flooring with a 1/8” wear layer or more will be able to be refinished at least once. If the engineered product has a 1/16” wear layer a professional sander may be able to refinish it, but many won’t take the chance in case they make a mistake and take too much off the wear layer. We recommend that hardwood floor refinishing be done by a professional and if your not sure if you can refinish your flooring have professional sand and finish expert come to your home and evaluate your flooring. Thank you for your inquiry.

                        Answered on 2/5/2013 by cc-2
                    • Q:

                      Will this flooring work over radiant heat "radiant water heat"?
                      Asked on 10/27/2012 by David from David

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        RADIANT HEAT SYSTEMS (all installation methods)\nGeneral Precautions and Recommendations Always use moisture barriers.\nVIRGINIA MILL WORKS engineered flooring can be successfully applied over in-floor radiant heat. Know the species you intend to use and how it may interact with radiant heat. Not all species are recommended for this installation, choose species highest in stability ratings for this application. Brazilian Cherry is not recommended.\nBecause of the wide array of systems on the market, each with its own features, please consult with your radiant flooring provider for recommended installation methods. Hydronic systems must include in-floor temperature sensors and an outdoor thermostat that allows the system to adjust the water temperature according to anticipated heat loss. Radiant heat contributes to the drying out of all woods. Use of a humidification system may be required to maintain the proper humidity level. The indoor relative humidity must be maintained between 35-55% year round. Failure to do so can result in edge cupping, squeaking delamination, splintering, or face checking.\nAvoid shock to the floor, Before installation, run new systems to dissipate hidden or trapped moisture. During installation, reduce thermostat to 65°F. 48 hours after installation, slowly raise the temperature of the heating system to its preferred operating level over a period of 5 days. The surface temperature of the subfloor must never exceed 85°F in any location. The temperature setting must always remain within 15°F of normal operating level, and should never be turned completely off. Excessive heat, rapid heating, and\/or failure to maintain humidity levels between 35% and 55% is likely to result in cracking, cupping, squeaking and other forms of floor issues. Slight surface splits (checking), particularly at the ends of planks, should be expected with installations over radiant heat and does not constitute a product failure.\nTest for moisture, This procedure must be followed regardless of the time of year.\nPrior to installation over radiant heat, moisture testing must be conducted and documented. The moisture content for concrete substrates must not exceed 3.0 lbs. per 1000 square feet in 24 hrs per ASTM 1669-89 (Calcium Chloride Test). Wood subfloors should not exceed 12% using a pin type meter. Do not install the flooring until excess moisture is corrected.\nRADIANT INSTALLATIONS Related information can be found on our website “Flooring 101”\n(1) When edge-gluing together planks over radiant heat, two separate continuous beads of glue should be applied: one continuous bead applied inside the groove and one continuous bead applied to the top part of the tongue and at all seams to ensure a secure bond with the top and bottom of the tongue. This double-gluing helps to minimize board gaps or separation. Humidity related gapping should be expected and does not constitute a product failure.\n(2) When nailing planks over radiant heat ensure that fasteners are holding the flooring without damage to the radiant system.\n(3) When fully gluing planks over radiant heat ensure that the adhesives are recommended for this application.

                        Answered on 10/31/2012 by cc-2
                    • Q:

                      Is this type of flooring good for a bathroom?
                      Asked on 9/6/2012 by Mark from Vestal

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        This material is an engineered product which is good for high moisture level areas and will not contract and expand as much as a solid in relative humidity changes

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

                      Does this flooring come in random lengths?
                      Asked on 8/2/2012 by oakley from Berea, Ky

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        The lengths of our Obsidian Plank is 46"

                        Answered on 8/9/2012 by Patricia from 1024
                    • Q:

                      i want to install hardwood flooring on the downstairs portion of our house, we have to blk labs , does this flooring scatch easy or is it durable enough for dog nails?
                      also need a professional to come out and measure
                      we live in Frisco TX , any suggestions with installation and measaurement?

                      thank you
                      Gregg Walther

                      greggw27@gmail.com
                      Asked on 7/30/2012 by Gregg from Frisco, TX

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        This is a good option for pets with the textured finish is will disguise any scratches that may happen. This floor has an exceptional finish so while scratching may happen it is not likely but is not something that we can always prevent

                        Answered on 8/6/2012 by Patricia from 1024
                    • Q:

                      concrete on 4th floor of condo, way above grade, still need moisture barrier, or just quiet walk for the downstairs neighbor?

                      what about low traffic u-shape kitchen, any issues for kitchen install, water, dropped pots, etc.
                      Asked on 3/20/2012 by Anonymous from belmont heights, ca

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        I would be glad to help you with this question.
                        Please call me directly, Mark at 1-800-366-4204 Ext # 4857
                        My hours are Mon - Fri, 10 AM – 6:45 PM EST
                        Thank you for writing in.

                        Answered on 3/23/2012 by customer care 2
                    • Q:

                      What do I have to put down over a plywood subfloor if anything before installing this flooring?
                      Asked on 2/13/2012 by Anonymous

                      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 your question.

                        Answered on 3/12/2012 by customer care 2
                    • Q:

                      Can this be installed over vinyl?
                      Asked on 2/12/2012 by Carla from Murrieta, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        It will depend on your application.
                        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 your question.

                        Answered on 3/12/2012 by customer care 2
                    • Q:

                      If I use Elastilon as an underlayer, do I still have to glue all the joints, or just the end joints?
                      Asked on 11/27/2011 by Sam from Broomfield, Co

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        You will be gluing just the end joints.
                        Thank you for your question.

                        Answered on 11/28/2011 by customer care 2
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