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R.L. Colston Natural 3/4"x4" Unfinished Solid

R.L. Colston  3/4" x 4" Red Oak

R.L. Colston Natural 3/4"x4" Unfinished Solid
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SKU: 10009309
Comparable Price $3.89/sq. ft.
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R.L. Colston
3/4" x 4" Red Oak
Unfinished  Natural

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R.L. Colston- 3/4" x 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.

Don't forget the molding and stair treads!
Click here to find our extensive selection of Moldings & Accessories for you to match wood species to your new floor.
(Who else can do that?)

 

 


QUALITY GUARANTEE: NO formaldehyde is used in the manufacturing or construction of this flooring.
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  • Brand:  R.L. Colston
  • FLOORING SKU:  10009309
  • SAMPLE SKU:  10003120
  • Trade Name:  Red Oak
  • Marketing Name:  Red Oak
  • Janka Rating:  1290
  • AC Rating:  N/A
  • Grade:  Natural
  • Color Shade:  Light
  • Width:  4"
  • Thickness:  3/4"
  • Construction:  Solid
  • Installation Type:  Glue, Nail
  • Sq. Ft. Per Box:  23.4
  • Hardness Rating:  Benchmark at 1290 on Janka Scale
  • Waste:  10%
  • Weight per box/unit:  63.18
  • Installation Details:  Installation Guide.pdf
  • Catalog Page:  R.L. Colston Catalog Page

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R.L. Colston3/4" x 4" Red Oak
 
3.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (6)
  • Beautiful color (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

Reviewed by 10 customers

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5.0

Great Product, looks fantastic

By Alan

from Walburg, Texas

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Beautiful Color
  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    The floor was easy to lay out and nail. Very few defects in wood, very straight and properly cut.

      (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Disappointed

      By Telegram Sam

      from Aurora Ohio

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dining Room
          • Family Room
          • Kitchen
          • Living Room

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

          Wanted a natural look with shade and grain variety but need to match a custom color so I went with unfinished red oak.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would buy this wood again

          By Jim the handyman

          from Beaumont, Ca.

          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Beautiful Color
          • Durable
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              stair landing/blending with bedroom floor. Very hard wood making ideal for stairways. Used in my mountain cabin.

               
              1.0

              Not what I had hoped for.

              By Stosh

              from Yorktown, VA

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    When I went with Natural instead of Select, I expected some knots and heartwood. I did not expect so many of the pieces had worm holes in them. Even worse, the pieces were not well sanded still showing saw marks. I had to spend alot of time sanding the pieces otherwise the saw marks would have attracted stain.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    ; Few Throw-Away Boards

                    By David

                    from Dana Point, CA

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent plane thicknes
                    • Cost
                    • Easy To Install
                    • Tongue-and-groove fit wel

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Kitchen

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

                      I repurposed the floor material for a wood ceiling in my kitchen.

                      I chose a natural grade for the grain variations and small knots to create a rustic feel. (The rustic grade would have been too much of a constrast with the cabinetry.)

                      I v-grooved each board to create a "plank" feel. Then, hand distressed each board.

                      The expected outcome is a finished wood ceiling that matches the finish of the kitchen cabinets.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      bundles are shorts

                      By swodem

                      from Joliet, IL

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Difficult To Install

                        Best Uses

                        • Na

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

                        Price is decent, but they don't tell you that the bundles are made up of mostly short board lengths. When you lift up the bundles, they fall apart, because there are no long boards to keep them together. Also, it was very hard to get the tongue and groove to go together.
                        I was also shorted on quantity, but they did give me the bundles I needed for no cost.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Wonderful product

                        By T

                        from Fresno, CA

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Dining Room
                          • Family Room
                          • Living Room

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

                          Great product!

                          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          FANTASTIC FLOORING!!!

                          By JULIAN - THE PERFECTIONIST

                          from LANCASTER, OH

                          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Beautiful Color
                          • Easy To Install

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

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

                            I HAD NEVER DONE ANY SORT OF WOOD FLOORING BEFORE ATTEMPTING THIS PROJECT. IT WENT DOWN EASY WITH NO PROBLEMS AND IT LOOKS FANTASTIC! FINISHING IT WAS A PIECE OF CAKE. THE PRODUCT IS OF GOOD QUALITY, THE PRICE WAS TERRIFIC AND THE SERVICE WAS VERY QUICK. I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THE EXPERIENCE.

                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            My floor came out beautifully!

                            By Diana

                            from Cumberland, RI

                            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Matched perfectly

                            Cons

                            • Unfinished came out beaut

                            Best Uses

                            • any

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

                            I was supplementing wood that I had pulled up from an existing floor. The original floor was very rustic, had a rough and very dark finish. When the finish was removed from the old floor, we realized that there was a combination of red and white oak. The unfinished red oak that we got from LL fit perfectly because we had staggered it's use. We used a grey stain (Minwax - Driftwood) to blend the various colors together. The result is a beautiful and totally unique look to my dining room floor. I am very happy with the outcome.

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            beautiful grains and character.

                            By David

                            from eastern Penna.

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Finish
                            • Easy To Install

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Room
                              • Living Room

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

                              Very minimal waste quality from the mill was extremley good.

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                              • Q:

                                Do we need to sand and smooth it down after installed and before we stain it?
                                Asked on 10/24/2011 by momtomiranda from Nashville, TN

                                1 answer

                                • CUSTOMER CARE

                                  A:

                                  Generally unfinished flooring needs to be sanded so all joining boards are even and smooth. Then finishing can begin. Our installation service company HSS installs but at this time does not finish unfinished flooring. They can recommend a finisher or; Go to WWW.NWFACP.ORG and click on sand and finisher and then type in a zip code or city/state. These are NWFA certified installers and finishers. As with any company you should check their credentials before hiring.

                                  Answered on 10/26/2011 by Tech & Install
                              • Q:

                                How long does this unfinished oak have to sit in the house before we install it? also, can you reccomend a sturdy polyurathene to put on this wood? we will not be staining it, or sanding it....just putting a few coats of poly on it. THANKS!
                                Asked on 8/19/2011 by Susie from salt lake city

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  ACCLIMATION/CONDITIONING THE FLOORING -SEE MOISTURE
                                  All wood products are affected by environmental conditions especially prefinished materials. Acclimate the new flooring in the areas to be installed to normal lived-in conditions while in the boxes. Length of time is not the determining factor. The goal is to reach a moisture equilibrium or balance between the new flooring with its surroundings before installation. This balance could be achieved in as little as 1 to 5 days, or longer for some exotic species. For best performance, condition the flooring to consistent indoor temperatures of 60°-80° F and indoor humidity levels of 30% - 50%. Very dry or humid regions usually require extended conditioning. Recommended acclimation levels maintained even after the installation will minimize board movement, excessive squeaks and gaps.
                                  Proper acclimation, moisture testing of the product and subfloor, even jobsite conditions all work together for the continued success of the installation and is the responsibility of those overseeing the project -the installer or wood floor owner.
                                  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 8/24/2011 by customer care 2
                              • Q:

                                Is there any problem with mixing different widths for a random look?
                                Asked on 2/8/2011 by Mari from Canton, MI

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  I would recommend that you check to make sure that the two different widths come from the same mill so the tongue and grooves will match.

                                  Answered on 2/9/2011 by customer care 2
                              • Q:

                                Will unfinished Red Oak accept darker stains? Any examples of darker stain varieties?
                                Asked on 1/28/2011 by Anonymous

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  Yes unfinished Red Oak flooring will accept darker stains. Many customers choose to stain red oak with a darker gunstock stain.

                                  Answered on 2/1/2011 by Customer Care1
                              • Q:

                                What is the length of each plank?
                                Asked on 1/4/2011 by Anonymous from Atlanta

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  This is a random length product that comes 1' to 7' lengths.

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

                                Can this product type be glued down or does it have to be nailed or stapled
                                Asked on 11/24/2010 by jeff first time from Dallas Tx

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  This is a solid 3/4" product designed to be nailed to a wood substrate.
                                  However it can be floated using our Elastilon product.

                                  Answered on 12/2/2010 by customer care 2
                              • Q:

                                Is any of the Colston oak flooring tongue and groove?
                                Asked on 7/22/2010 by Drew from Edgewater, MD

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  All of R.L. Colston products are tongue and grooved.

                                  Answered on 9/1/2010 by customer care 2
                              • Q:

                                is the face of the floor 4" or does the width include the tongue?
                                Asked on 7/12/2010 by Anonymous

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  The 4 " is the face only.

                                  Answered on 8/20/2010 by customer care 2
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