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R.L. Colston Utility 3/4"x2 1/4" Unfinished Solid

R.L. Colston  3/4" x 2 1/4" Utility Oak

R.L. Colston Utility 3/4"x2 1/4" Unfinished Solid
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SKU: 10008112
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R.L. Colston
3/4" x 2 1/4" Utility Oak
Unfinished  Utility

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3/4" x 2 1/4" Unfinished Solid Utility Oak Hardwood Flooring  

What is Utility Grade?
Utility grade flooring Will have defects, knots, open knots, missing tongues, machine burns, splits in the wood and short pieces (12"-8").
Sold as is-no warranty, no returns, no cancellations.

This product comes in square-edge or v-groove and may be mixed product. 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.

This material is on an accumulation basis which means this item may have an excessive wait time.

Questions?
Please allow us to assist you with any questions and/or concerns.
Click here to go to Flooring 101, or call 1-800-HARDWOOD to speak to one of our flooring experts.
We will be glad to help you select the appropriate products for your commercial or residential remodeling project.

 


QUALITY GUARANTEE: NO formaldehyde is used in the manufacturing or construction of this flooring.
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  • Brand:  R.L. Colston
  • FLOORING SKU:  10008112
  • Trade Name:  Oak
  • Marketing Name:  Oak
  • Janka Rating:  1290
  • AC Rating:  N/A
  • Grade:  Utility
  • Color Shade:  Light
  • Width:  2 1/4"
  • Thickness:  3/4"
  • Construction:  Solid
  • Installation Type:  Glue, Nail
  • Sq. Ft. Per Box:  1
  • Hardness Rating:  Benchmark at 1290 on Janka Scale
  • Waste:  30%
  • Weight per box/unit:  2.80
  • Installation Details:  Installation Guide.pdf
  • Catalog Page:  R.L. Colston Catalog Page

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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3/4" x 2 1/4" Utility Oak Flooring
 
3.7

(based on 99 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (53)
  • Beautiful color (47)
  • Attractive finish (44)
  • Easy to install (29)
  • Easy to clean (18)

Cons

  • Difficult to install (25)

Best Uses

  • Family room (43)
  • Living room (43)
  • Bedroom (41)
  • Dining room (37)
  • Office (33)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (43), Casual do-it-yourselfer (20), Professional (20), Beginner (5), Do-it-yourself (5)

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5.0

good stuf

By ...

from ...

Pros

  • Beautiful Color
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about 3/4" x 2 1/4" Utility Oak Flooring:

    ...

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Wood Wall Dining Room

    By Hesper

    from Woodway, TX

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Attractive Finish
    • Beautiful Color
    • Durable
    • Inexpensive

    Cons

    • Difficult To Install

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom
    • Dining Room
    • Family Room
    • Fun Project
    • Living Room
    • Office
    • Wall

    Comments about 3/4" x 2 1/4" Utility Oak Flooring:

    I installed this flooring on the wall in my dining room and think it turned out pretty good. I read all the reviews and I'm pretty handy, so I went to my local store and picked some up. There were a lot of comments about needing double the amount due to the unusable pieces. This was true for me, but mostly because I needed to buy more since I was looking for those character pieces with knots and striping. I would definitely say that this would be a lot of work for a floor. I would say that I found about...15% unusable, but it would have been more if I hadn't been able to make some of my own tongue and groove on a bunch of ends (I used table saw for this) and had to shave some of the tongues on the top thinner to fit into another piece. There is also some warping on some of the pieces. There were a few dozen pieces that came with an angled end instead of straight, so they need to be cut.

    -Installing: I marked all the studs on my wall the entire length. You can do without the tongue and groove if you aren't going to hang anything, but i wanted to put some stuff up, so I figured the tongue and groove helps to lock them into each other and keep from pulling away from the wall. I used a glue for wood floors/paneling on each piece and made sure 90% of the pieces used were nailed directly into a stud. Because of the saw work I had to do and making sure that I had a evenly distributed pattern (not too much light or dark or rustic in one spot), each row took me about 45 min. If I was less picky about the pattern, it would have been faster. I bought 6 bundles which is about 20 sq feet each and I had 3 five gallon buckets left of pieces that were not usable for the wall plus a bunch of nice clean pieces (less character) that I used to make a headboard, oh! I also did the hood in my kitchen. I try and not waste when I can :).

    -I would definitely do this again, but it was time consuming. The cost makes it worth it!

    Service and delivery comments:

    I had a good experience when I bought it. I went directly to my local store. They had some in stock. They loaded it up for me and were very pleasant.

     
    4.0

    Good Value

    By Rehaber

    from Farmington, MI

    About Me Professional

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Beautiful Color
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about 3/4" x 2 1/4" Utility Oak Flooring:

      great deal, but you must pick through it. And some bundles are completely no good. So buy extra.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great price

      By Hollibugg

      from Yakima, WA

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

      • Attractive Finish
      • Looks great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anywhere

        Comments about 3/4" x 2 1/4" Utility Oak Flooring:

        I'm remodeling my old carriage house. I had some white rustic oak left over from a previous job, but not enough to finish the new project. All they had in stock was utility grade, so I got it. Turned out great for a hundred year old carriage house, its very fitting. I mixed the rustic white oak and the utility together. It took a bit longer, but not a lot difference between the two. If you do a little planning you can use it all with very little waste, I would say less then 5% waste. The utility has some big knots, missing tongs, shorts pieces and more red oak then white oak. I was shocked at what you get for the price, I will use it again in my next project

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Very Rustic!

        By wendym

        from Kings River, NV

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Kitchen
          • Living Room

          Comments about 3/4" x 2 1/4" Utility Oak Flooring:

          We used this flooring in our bunkhouse, so we were looking for something that was rustic but durable. The pieces are unfinished, and for the most part short, they may have worm holes and knots in them but for the purpose we were using it for it fit the bill, I wouldn't use this in my home, but it was perfect for the bunkhouse.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Pretty Floor

          By Mamapotato

          from Dougasville , Ga

          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Attractive Finish
          • Beautiful Color
          • Durable

          Cons

          • Difficult to Clean
          • Difficult To Install

          Best Uses

          • Kitchen

          Comments about 3/4" x 2 1/4" Utility Oak Flooring:

          Wow , I am so glad to be done with this . This is not for the faint of heart by all means . I had other issues regarding getting my floor leveled first which was a complete nightmare. Because Some areas were off by 1 7/8" . They receommend you buy more which I did . And I struggled towards the end of the room locating pieces that were usable. I would recommend this floor to anyone that is not a perfectionist. I am happy considering the cost. It looks rustic and very unique .

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          very nice !

          By get it done

          from kalkaska mi

          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

          Pros

          • Looks Great And Easy

          Cons

          • Gettind It Is Very Hard

          Best Uses

          • Anywhere Its Easy

          Comments about 3/4" x 2 1/4" Utility Oak Flooring:

          once u put down the tar paper and get a few rows done, u will want to do more rooms like I did. the only problem is getting more...you will wait awhile and then wait some more like me so order enough to do your job.

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          beautiful but lots of work

          By greg

          from mammoth lakes, ca

          About Me Beginner

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lots of Character
          • Very Unique

          Cons

          • Doesn't Show Marks
          • Lots of Waste
          • Must Finish Wood

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about 3/4" x 2 1/4" Utility Oak Flooring:

          i used this through out my condo. it turned out exactly as planned. i like it with just semi gloss water based urethane clear coat.make sure you have lots of time and order a least 50% more than you need. i used the rest for firewood.

          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Knot what I had in mind

          By Unhappy

          from Springfield, MO

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Great Oak Smell

          Cons

          • Less 12 The Bundle Useab
          • Way Too Many Defects

          Best Uses

          • Dog House

          Comments about 3/4" x 2 1/4" Utility Oak Flooring:

          Product has a lot of defects, I was able to use less than 1/2 the bundle of flooring I purchased. Be aware that unless you want a VERY rustic result, you will need to order twice as much to get enough usable pieces.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Product takes a long time to get. They tell you that it is an "accumulated product" so don't believe any delivery estimates. I was told 2 weeks, had to call three times over 8 weeks to get status of the order, and by the way, they charged my card 2 days after the order was placed! Finally had to pay extra for freight to get it in from another store.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Shipping A Mess

          By I Can Do It Myself

          from Flagstaff, AZ

          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Beautiful Color

          Cons

          • Shipping Was Botched

          Best Uses

          • Dining Room
          • Family Room
          • Living Room

          Comments about 3/4" x 2 1/4" Utility Oak Flooring:

          First off, I have no complaints about the wood itself. It is just what I expected and I am pleased. Tung Oil is a beautiful finish.

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          • Q:

            How much 'waste' should I add to my estimate to get a good finish? 30, 40, 50%?
            Asked on 5/28/2015 by Lisa from United States

            1 answer

            • CUSTOMER CARE

              A:

              This product comes in square-edge or v-groove and may be mixed product. Will have defects, knots, open knots, missing tongues, machine burns, splits in the wood and short pieces (12"-8"). No returns allowed. Cabin, tavern, or utility grade hardwood can provide a low-cost option in hardwood. When purchasing this grade be sure to add 20%-25% to complete the project.

              Answered on 5/28/2015 by Tech & Install
          • Q:

            Where is this product made and is formaldihyde added
            Asked on 5/22/2015 by beth ramsey from southaven ms

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Yes USA grown and made.
              No formaldehyde added (this is a solid unfinished wood, oak floor product).
              Thank you for your interest in our flooring products.

              Answered on 5/28/2015 by cc-2
          • Q:

            If Im nailing this to a wood sub floor do I need underlayment?
            Asked on 5/12/2015 by David from Joliet IL

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Moisture barriers are usually recommended.
              You can find complete installation instructions on the product page by clicking on the installation tab and then clicking on - Installation Guide.
              Thank you for writing in.

              Answered on 5/12/2015 by cc-2
          • Q:

            would lumber liquidators install this for me?
            Asked on 3/2/2015 by GLENDA from RI

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              We want your project to be a success! Therefore Lumber Liquidators associates may provide helpful information to customers and installers concerning the installation of our products. The information provided is current with vendor requirements, industry standards and installation principles of the National Wood Flooring Association NWFA and The North American Laminate Flooring Association NALFA. However, advice or recommendations received is viewed as a courtesy, not intended to take the place of an installer's visual inspection, expertise or informed judgment. The user on-site is ultimately responsible for ensuring that selected products are appropriate for local conditions or applications. Professional installation service is recommended. Please call Customer Care @ 800-366-4204 for details.
              Thank you for your inquiry.

              Answered on 3/25/2015 by cc-2
          • Q:

            Does this need to acclimate, and if so, how long do you recommend?
            Asked on 9/14/2014 by toni from salem, indiana

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Please call our Tech and Installation Dept. @ (800) 366-4204 for a detailed answer to your question. Thank you for your inquiry.

              Answered on 9/17/2014 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            Do you have a picture of the v groove ?
            Asked on 7/28/2014 by THOMAS from United States

            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. Thank you for your inquiry.

              Answered on 7/30/2014 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            What grit of sanding pads should I use to prepare this floor to stain and poly?
            Asked on 6/18/2014 by JP from gaskill township

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Please call our Tech and Installation Dept. @ (800) 366-4204 for a detailed answer to your question. Thank you for your inquiry.

              Answered on 6/20/2014 by cc-3
          • Q:

            do you have to stain the wood or is it ready to be put it in
            Asked on 4/10/2014 by jay from gillette wy

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              This floor comes unfinished and needs to be sanded and finished. Thank you for your inquiry

              Answered on 4/11/2014 by cc-3
          • Q:

            What is the warranty on the RL Colston Rustic grade unfinished red oak 2 1/4 x 3/4?
            Asked on 9/21/2013 by Pat from Minnesota

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Utility grade flooring Will have defects, knots, open knots, missing tongues, machine burns, splits in the wood and short pieces (12"-8").
              Sold as is-no warranty, no returns, no cancellations.
              Thank you for your inquiry

              Answered on 9/24/2013 by cc-3
          • Q:

            what are the board lengths with utility oak?
            Asked on 8/28/2013 by tom

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              This is a utility product and they and can vary greatly. 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 8/29/2013 by cc-3
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