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

SKU: 10008112
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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.

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  • Brand:  R.L. Colston
  • FLOORING SKU:  10008112
  • SAMPLE SKU:  10009705
  • 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
  • Catalog Page:  R.L. Colston Catalog Page

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

(based on 104 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (57)
  • Beautiful color (50)
  • Attractive finish (47)
  • Easy to install (30)
  • Easy to clean (19)

Cons

  • Difficult to install (28)

Best Uses

  • Family room (44)
  • Living room (43)
  • Bedroom (41)
  • Dining room (37)
  • Office (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (43), Casual do-it-yourselfer (23), Professional (22), Beginner (5), Do-it-yourself (5)

Reviewed by 104 customers

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4.0

not too shabby for the price

By PACNWGEEK

from PAC NW

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • nice grain

Cons

  • expect 20% + waste if doing a larger project
  • splinters
  • very rough tongue and grooves

Best Uses

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

    We got this for an accent wall in our new home (fireplace surround). If you are doing a larger project, expect 20-25% waste minimum. Make sure you wear gloves because they are very rough (all sides are rough). I sanded tops and sides with an 80 grit then finished with 220 in order to smooth them out and to get the potential splinters removed. It takes stain nicely, but because it's red oak it will change the color some so you have to adjust if you are looking for a specific look.

     
    3.0

    From a pro......

    By Bill Anzur's Quality Floors - Facebook

    from Western Pennsylvania

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Attractive Finish
    • Beautiful Color
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Difficult To Install

    Best Uses

    • Family Room
    • Office

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

    Installation takes time because of all the small pieces and defects so plan that going in . For every 100 square feet buy an extra box because that will be what you put aside for whatever reason. For the price just buy the extra box , fixing the crooked little ones is not worth it , better to cook hotdogs over the campfire with those pieces haha. With a little longer installation time and patience you can have an expensive hardwood floor for a fraction of the cost . If hiring a hardwood installer / sander.....have them trowel fill the entire floor and perfection should be achievable .

     
    4.0

    quality wood lots of waste beautiful when sanded

    By art

    from wilmington nc

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Attractive Finish
    • Durable
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Kitchen

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

      utility grade has a lot of bad pieces , when sanded beautiful

      Service and delivery comments:

      service at store was perfect

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      You have to be willing to pick through it.

      By fyshgrease

      from Birmingham, AL

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Beautiful Color
      • Durable
      • Easy To Clean

      Cons

      • Difficult To Install

      Best Uses

      • Small area.

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

      I used this product to extend the existing hardwoods in my bedroom across an addition to the home that was made before I purchased it. The price point is undeniably great, but it has some drawbacks. First off, most of the pieces are quite a bit shorted than standard stock. Secondly, there is a lot of stock in each bundle that is good for little more than firewood. Tongues and grooves are missing from some pieces and many of the longer pieces are simply unusable if you want to have a good-fitting, uniform floor. I would honestly recommend using this product in conjunction with the higher-grade flooring material for use as end pieces, etc. to make the more expensive product stretch farther.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Service was great.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Would buy again 1-- times over

      By Brad

      from NJ

      About Me Professional

      Pros

      • Attractive Finish
      • Beautiful Color
      • Durable

      Cons

      • Difficult To Install

      Best Uses

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

        Looks better than anything you can ever get for the price. About 30 percent waste to account for this........ Its still an amazing deal. It looks great but be sure to look at the pieces as you put it in.

         
        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:

          ...

          (10 of 10 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

              (3 of 3 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.

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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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