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R.L. Colston Utility 3/4"x3" Unfinished Solid

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

R.L. Colston Utility 3/4"x3" Unfinished Solid
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SKU: 10000722
Our Low Price $1.49/sq. ft.
Over 1000 s.f. $1.39/sq. ft.
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R.L. Colston
3/4" x 3 1/4" Utility Oak
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3/4" x 3 1/4" Unfinished Utility Oak Flooring

No warranty

Utility

Will have defects, knots, open knots, missing tongues, machine burns, splits in the wood and short pieces (12"-8").  No returns allowed.  This product comes in square-edge or v-groove and my be mixed product. Utility grade material is sold as is-no warranty, no returns, no cancellations. Utility grade material is on an accumulation basis which means this item may have an excessive wait time.

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.

 


QUALITY GUARANTEE: NO formaldehyde is used in the manufacturing or construction of this flooring.
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  • Brand:  R.L. Colston
  • FLOORING SKU:  10000722
  • Trade Name:  Oak
  • Marketing Name:  Oak
  • Janka Rating:  1290
  • AC Rating:  N/A
  • Grade:  Utility
  • Color Shade:  Medium
  • Width:  3"
  • 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:  3.10
  • Installation Details:  Installation Guide.pdf
  • Catalog Page:  R.L. Colston Catalog Page

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
3/4" x 3 1/4" Utility Oak Flooring
 
4.1

(based on 66 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (35)
  • Attractive finish (32)
  • Beautiful color (31)
  • Easy to clean (20)
  • Easy to install (13)

Cons

  • Difficult to install (14)
  • Prone to warping (4)

Best Uses

  • Living room (29)
  • Dining room (27)
  • Bedroom (26)
  • Office (25)
  • Family room (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (31), Casual do-it-yourselfer (16), Professional (7), Beginner (3), Novice (3)

Reviewed by 66 customers

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3.0

It is what it is

By edupontcarpenter

from Pittsfield, MA

About Me Professional

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

  • Difficult To Install

Best Uses

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

    This flooring is exactly what I expected; however, I did not expect it to be bundled so poorly. Please read all of the description before ordering; there are many short-lengths that I received that I may not even be able to use. My recommendation is to order more than you think you'll need in case there are some pieces that are totally cracked and useless.

     
    4.0

    id buy agian... exactly as described

    By peave

    from easton pa

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Attractive Finish
    • Beautiful Color
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Room
      • Kitchen

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

      this is cabin grade and perfect if you want rustic we love it

       
      5.0

      UTILITY OAK FLOORING

      By CHUCK

      from MORENO VALLEY, CA

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

      • Attractive Finish
      • Beautiful Color
      • Durable
      • Very Nice Great Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          I purchased the wood to make card boxed.. needless to say this was not its original intent. but for me it is working very well and outside of the defects the only real waste will be the saw dust.. great buy

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          40% waste was a small price to pay

          By Tina O'Tool

          from Lancaster, PA

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Pros

          • Beautiful Color
          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              The variation in grain and other beautiful results of knots and other so-called imperfections make this a beautifully figured floor. Make sure you plan to do a light sand before applying finish. But if you wanted perfect wood you wouldn't be buying this anyway. Way more beautiful than the flooring it was cut off if you ask me. Love that the edges are not chamfered so I get a fully flat floor instead of one with grooves.

              I bought an extra 25% but needed another 2 bundles anyway so not quite as cheap as I thought but that is fine they should just be more realistic about the amount of waste you may incur. Bottom line I love my floor, absolutely gorgeous as long as you don't mind the work!

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              great look

              By mike

              from denver

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Beautiful Color
              • Durable
              • Easy To Clean

              Cons

              • Prone To Warping
              • Scratches Easily

              Best Uses

              • Dining Room
              • Kitchen
              • Living Room

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

              i bought 1000 foot to do 600 foot.
              that was about right for the job i had. 40% waste. i and sorted each piece and also knocked it , differant sound if board has a crack. the pieces with missing tougne or grove save for wall pieces. you have to be picky when sorting.
              sanding use the drum sander at homedepot and edge sander to get close to wall. rent in the afternoon .
              first sand and fill, big holes you will need to apply another coat. let dry over night, finish sanding in the morning 24 hour rental.
              i used good picece with knot holes just filled them and used coloring penciles to color before sealing.
              the look is worth the extra efort using this wood.
              apply seal thick when using water base sealer.

              (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Satisfied, but with an important caveat

              By Travelducky

              from Columbia, MO

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

              • Difficult To Install

              Best Uses

              • Office

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

              I used this utility oak to floor about 1000 square feet in a rental house. Other reviewers have covered the goods and bads, and I agree with most of what I read. An important thing that I haven't seen addressed, is that I'm getting a LOT of surface splintering that even the floor sander and two coats of poly aren't covering. SO....take the extra time when sorting usable pieces from usable, and select based on feel as well as sight. If I had known beforehand, I would have rubbed a terrycloth rag across the surface of every piece I used before installation. It would have saved me many hours of repair work afterward.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Order 50 % more than required.

              By albr954

              from New Orleans

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    I bought 400 sq ft to finish 320 sq ft. I got 240 out of it. I had to buy more select oak to finish the room on time. I would only recommend this product to someone with lots of time on their hands and the tools to redo the tongues and grooves when you have to cut out imperfections. I am not a picky person and I like character in a floor but this stuff is just a little too much work for the savings involved. Knots, undersized in all directions and splits are to be expected.

                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    inexpensive

                    By JB

                    from Missouri

                    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Beautiful Color
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Clean

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Install

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    There were lots of missing tongues and grooves, warped pieces, etc., like others have said, so it was really hard to install (it took a long time to go through and find good pieces). It ended up looking great, though. I estimate that it was close to $2.00 or $2.50 per sf once all of the other factors (renting the sander, finishing it, getting rid of all of the unusable pieces) are considered. This does not include the repairs to the drywall caused by my husband's irritation with said warped pieces. :)

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Love it!

                    By DoItYourSelfer

                    from Texas

                    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Install

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

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

                      Very nice looking hardwood, we used shellac to finish it off. There were a few pieces we could'nt use, but we expected that. We chose this wood because we love the rustic look.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Everyone loves my REAL oak floors!

                      By jaynesaustin

                      from Hyde Park, Austin TX

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Pros

                      • Beautiful Color
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Clean

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          Beautiful variety to this wood - just be sure to plan on 25-30% culled as other reviewers have mentioned. Cull includes cracked boards, not just scuffed/knotholes. But SO much character! So inexpensive that you can easily hire a professional to install - and still pay less overall than for fake "wood" laminate. If in Austin TX area contact www.oldcrowrestoration.com - Mike is highly recommended to install these gorgeous floors!

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                          • Q:

                            It states it may have long wait times. What is the average wait time. I am considering ordering for 1500 sqft of floor area.
                            Asked on 2/17/2015 by JAD from Nova Scotia

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Please contact our Product Specialist at 800-476-0007 for more information, pricing and availability.
                              Thank you for your inquiry.

                              Answered on 2/17/2015 by cc-2
                          • Q:

                            Approximately how many hours would it take a professional to install 1000 sq feet of this type of flooring?
                            Asked on 2/8/2015 by Ashley

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Every job is going to be different and will depend on size of crew, experience, layout, floor prep, etc..
                              A day maybe two.

                              Answered on 2/9/2015 by cc-2
                          • Q:

                            Can you purchase a utility grade oak that is prefinished?
                            Asked on 1/29/2014 by bell from richmon, VA

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Yes check out our SALE tab/Clearance on the website!
                              3/4" x 2-1/4" Rustic Red OakSKU: 10008975 As Low As $4.29/SFT
                              3/4" x 3-1/4" Red Oak Flooring Odd LotSKU: 10004222 As Low As $2.96/SFT
                              Thank you for your inquiry.

                              Answered on 2/1/2014 by cc-2
                          • Q:

                            will the oak hardwood accept a darker cherry stain color or a lighter color better
                            Asked on 10/10/2013 by reggie

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              The oak will accept light or darker just fine.
                              Thank you for your inquiry

                              Answered on 10/11/2013 by cc-3
                          • Q:

                            Do you have to sand this product before you can finish it ?
                            Asked on 5/28/2013 by dawn01 from Williston, FL

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              3/4" x 3 1/4" Unfinished Utility Oak Flooring Utility. Yes this material needs to be sanded and finished after its been installed.
                              Thank you for your inquiry

                              Answered on 6/5/2013 by cc-2
                          • Q:

                            I would like to install this over my concrete foundation on the main level of the house(Approx 900 sqft). My house was built in 1986. I am a beginner. What is the best way to adhere this floor to the concrete? What underlayment is necessary to attach the floor and/or provide moisture barrier if any?
                            Asked on 4/29/2013 by Stephanie from Austin TX

                            1 answer

                          • Q:

                            we started redoing our home and found hardwood floors under the carpet would like to use this floor but we found some pieces rotted out. would this product be able to use as replacement for damaged pieces ?
                            Asked on 3/20/2013 by teresa from bangs tx

                            1 answer

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              Maybe, the issue issue you may find is the tongue and groove milling may differ from your flooring. If the width is exact then you should be able to work with it. For details on replacing, type, "replacement" here - www.lumberliquidators.com/ll/flooring/Flooring101

                              Answered on 3/20/2013 by Tech & Install
                          • Q:

                            Could I used this product on a wall? If so, would I use a nail gun or glue or both?
                            Asked on 10/4/2012 by Heather from ND

                            1 answer

                          • Q:

                            For the 3/4" utility oak flooring, what type of underlayments is required?
                            Asked on 8/26/2012 by Nicole from Ohio

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              For a nail down application i recommend a moisture retarder paper such as our 15 lb roofing felt or Silicone Vapor Shield.
                              For complete Underlayment application information; Please go to our Website @ LumberLiquidators.com and at the bottom of the page click on Flooring 101, enter –
                              LL Underlayment Guide- , enter, then click on the PDF to open. Thank you for your inquiry.

                              Answered on 8/29/2012 by cc-2
                          • Q:

                            If I have concrete floors, couldn't I lay down Elastalon over the concrete and then secure this flooring to the Elastalon instead of nailing it to a subfloor?
                            Asked on 3/23/2012 by Phred from Las Vegas, NV

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Yes this is possible with a solid 3/4" product but I would caution it's use with a "utility" (tavern) product as there can be many shorts & missmilled boards.
                              Tavern Grade:
                              This is a random length wood product that comes 1’ to 4’ in length, the average length is about 2'.

                              Tavern or Utility



                              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.





                              SUMMARY: Tavern Grade flooring will contain significant variations in wood coloration and character; however, such imperfections should still provide a serviceable floor. Tavern grade has the lowest average board length of all standard wood grades.

                              DETAILED: Tavern grade flooring will admit a limited amount of unfilled and unfinished open characters including open knots, splits, or cracks. Severely mis-manufactured boards, shattered or rotten ends, pieces with less than ¼tongue, or other unsound defects of a similar nature are typically not permitted. Tavern grade pre-finished flooring will contain a limited amount of pieces with finish irregularities including, but not limited to: bubbles, finish skips or lines, severe streaks, stain/color variation, surface handling scratches, and grainy surface/debris. When assembled, Tavern grade flooring may exhibit gapping that exceeds 0.031”and end/side over-wood(e.g. height variation between adjacent boards) that exceeds 0.030”.



                              NOTE: This grade description is intended only to provide general characteristics of the identified wood grade, and is not all-inclusive. Specific wood characteristics and acceptance criteria may vary by wood species.

                              Answered on 3/28/2012 by customer care 2
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