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R.L. Colston 3/4" x 3 1/4" Red Oak

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R.L. Colston- 3/4" x 3-1/4" Natural Red Oak Unfinished Square Edge Solid Hardwood Flooring

R. L. Colston & Sons offers traditional 3/4" unfinished solid hardwood in a variety of species.  2-1/4" to 5" widths.

- 3/4" Unfinished Solid Hardwood Floors
- 2-1/4" - 5" Widths
- Domestic and Exotic Species

- No warranty

Red Oak is America's most popular wood floor choice!
It is the benchmark for strength serving as the industry standard of hardness with a Janka hardness rating or 1,290. Its reddish-brown color tones give rooms of any style - from rustic to contemporary - a warm and cozy feeling. 
Red Oak will retain its beauty through years of wear and is almost unaffected upon sunlight exposure.

What is "Natural Grade"?
Natural Grade has some color variation, mineral coloring and small knots. It can also be referred to as #1 or 2nd grade.

Please note unfinished flooring is sold in open, strapped bundles and not sold in boxes.  This product  must be purchased in bundles.  Bundle size may vary.

Order now through our web site, click here to find your local store, or Call 1-800-HARDWOOD

 


  • Brand:  R.L. Colston
  • FLOORING SKU:  10010239
  • SAMPLE SKU:  10014632
  • Trade Name:  Red Oak
  • Marketing Name:  Red Oak
  • Janka Rating:  1290
  • AC Rating:  N/A
  • Grade:  Natural
  • Color Shade:  Light
  • Width:  3 1/4"
  • Thickness:  3/4"
  • Construction:  Solid
  • Installation Type:  Glue, Nail
  • Sq. Ft. Per Box:  21
  • Hardness Rating:  Benchmark at 1290 on Janka Scale
  • Waste:  10%
  • Weight per box/unit:  53.97
  • Installation Details:  Installation Guide
  • Catalog Page:  R.L. Colston Catalog Page

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R.L. Colston3/4" x 3 1/4" Red Oak
 
3.7

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (7)
  • Attractive finish (6)
  • Beautiful color (6)
  • Durable (6)
  • Easy to clean (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Bedroom (5)
  • Dining room (4)
  • Family room (4)
  • Living room (4)
  • Office (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (10), Professional (3)

Reviewed by 17 customers

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1.0

Very difficult to work with.

By Dave

from Latrobe PA

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Finish
  • Beautiful Color

Cons

  • Difficult To Install

Best Uses

    Comments about R.L. Colston 3/4" x 3 1/4" Red Oak:

    For this project I purchased almost 800 sq ft for a 700 sq ft job. The floor is advertised as random lengths but over 50% of the pieces are under 20 inches. There are very few long pieces. You will need a table saw for this product because the pieces are not only random lengths, they are random widths as well...so you have to rip the wider pieces. A few pieces were even thicker and those pieces had to be discarded or run through a thickness planer. The floor looks great but it took about 4 times longer than it should have to install.

       
      2.0

      didn't meet expectations

      By wood pro

      from Rockford, IL

      About Me Professional

      Pros

        Cons

        • Prone To Warping

        Best Uses

          Comments about R.L. Colston 3/4" x 3 1/4" Red Oak:

          I wouldn't order this again. Several pieces in several of the bundles were not end milled so they could only be used on the ends. The milling was not square on many pieces do the ends didn't close up tightly. The biggest problem was the warped pieces. I spent too much time fighting with the warped boards. In the end it will look ok once finished, but it took longer to install then most of the unfinished oak i've done before.

           
          4.0

          Use in Five Rooms Speaks for Itself

          By Bill

          from Des Moines, IA

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Finish
          • Beautiful Color
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about R.L. Colston 3/4" x 3 1/4" Red Oak:

            Have installed this wood in a total of five rooms in my house. I am still installing so I do not have pictures yet. If you don't this for a living, having a good contractor who leads the installation is key. There is absolutely no substitute for experience.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Delivery was about a week ahead of promised date. Everything else was fine with shipment.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I LOVE MY NATURAL GRADE RED OAK...

            By Natty

            from Suburbs in Pennsylvania

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Beautiful Color
            • Beautiful Imperfections
            • Contrast Colors
            • Easy To Install
            • Knots
            • Perfect Lengths

            Cons

            • Not Enough Knotty Pieces

            Best Uses

            • Inside My Entire House

            Comments about R.L. Colston 3/4" x 3 1/4" Red Oak:

            I LOVE MY NEW RED OAK 3/4 x 3 1/4 floors. Natural grade is the way to go. Select is too perfect. I'm a bit disappointed that I didn't have enough knotty pieces in my 41 bundles, but once we laid the pieces out, we did not care about the knots. The knots are perfect. This flooring gave me the exact look I was going for...very urban chic with a touch of beach cottage, the color of the floor is amazing! We were going to be using DuralSeal antique brown or dark walnut stain, but have decided on a matte water based polyurethane in clear as to not ruin the light airy effect the flooring gives our home. We did have about 25 pieces that we could not use, but out of 41 bundles, that is nothing! The lengths ranged from 3"-6'. We are thrilled with the random lengths.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            3/4" x 3 1/4" Red Oak by A. Davidson

            By Andy

            from Los Angeles area CA

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Beautiful Color
            • Decent value
            • Durable
            • Easy To Clean
            • Easy To Install

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Kitchen

              Comments about R.L. Colston 3/4" x 3 1/4" Red Oak:

              I installed this floor in the laundry room and kitchen of a 1909 bungalow I'm restoring. I was happy with the results. The price was decent and I had only minor problems with installing some of the boards due to warps, twists etc. yes some of the lengths were small and I would have preferred more longer pieces but I made it work. Overall I would recommend the product provided you are willing to put time and effort into your installation. I used 2 coats of cherry stain and 3 coats of water based polyurethane to finish it. The variety of the grain and color of the wood was not an issue for me since I liked how it looked once it was stained. If you want a perfect/uniform appearance then don't use natural grade, go for select.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Not Impressed

              By Vicki

              from Jersey City, NJ

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Looks Good

              Cons

              • Colors vary a lot
              • Lengths are short

              Best Uses

                Comments about R.L. Colston 3/4" x 3 1/4" Red Oak:

                I am very disappointed in this product. When I asked about length, the person checking me out said the wood length varies from 18" to 7'. I thought that was ok. But now that the wood bundles are in my house and open, the lengths are actually 12" to 4'. That is very bad. The product length was completely miss represented. Plus, the colors of each piece vary a lot. Some are much more visibly red than the others. The wood is not refundable because it is unfinished. Had I known the product was of this quality, I would not have purchased.

                 
                5.0

                Quality Oak flooring

                By Tiger

                from Marshalltown, Iowa

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Finish
                • Beautiful Color

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Living Room

                  Comments about R.L. Colston 3/4" x 3 1/4" Red Oak:

                  Just Make sure you start the first row correctly, and the rest goes quickly. This was my first time putting down flooring. This product is engenieered well to make the finished product look professional. I plan to do more -

                   
                  4.0

                  Not bad but a lot of sort pieces

                  By jsijordan

                  from Castle Rock, CO

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Consistant quality
                  • Good Price
                  • Very little waste

                  Cons

                  • Short pieces

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about R.L. Colston 3/4" x 3 1/4" Red Oak:

                  Good value

                   
                  5.0

                  solid wood is the best!

                  By Johnny the 25 year wood floor veteran

                  from Lake Arrowhead, CA

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about R.L. Colston 3/4" x 3 1/4" Red Oak:

                  Did you know Lumber Liquidators not only carries a great line of pre-finished products, but also carries raw wood flooring ready for install? It's quality milled wood too, and at great rates. Raw wood is definitely the way to go for any floor you want to last.

                  (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Red Oak Unfinished

                  By Love Wood

                  from Dayton, OH

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about R.L. Colston 3/4" x 3 1/4" Red Oak:

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                        Asked on 4/19/2011 by prasanna from Brampton, ON

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