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R.L. Colston Select 3/4"x5" Unfinished Solid

R.L. Colston  3/4" x 5" Select Red Oak

R.L. Colston Select 3/4"x5" Unfinished Solid
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19.5 sq. ft. per box
SKU: 10010404
Comparable Price $4.29/sq. ft.
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Over 1000 s.f. $4.09/sq. ft.
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R.L. Colston- 3/4" x 5" 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.

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.

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  • Brand:  R.L. Colston
  • FLOORING SKU:  10010404
  • Trade Name:  Red Oak
  • Botanical Name:  Quercus Rubra
  • Marketing Name:  Red Oak
  • Janka Rating:  1290
  • AC Rating:  N/A
  • Width:  5"
  • Thickness:  3/4"
  • Construction:  Solid
  • Installation Type:  Glue, Nail
  • Sq. Ft. Per Box:  19.5
  • Hardness Rating:  Benchmark at 1290 on Janka Scale
  • Waste:  10%
  • Weight per box/unit:  52.65
  • Installation Details:  Installation Guide.pdf
  • Catalog Page:  R.L. Colston Catalog Page

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R.L. Colston3/4" x 5" Select Red Oak
 
3.4

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Beautiful color (7)
  • Easy to install (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Stuff, Many Boards Short

By Mariah

from Wyoming

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Arrived On Time
  • Custom Red Oak Treads
  • Integrity At Idaho Falls
  • Unfinished Red Oak

Cons

  • Many Short Boards

Best Uses

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

Comments about R.L. Colston 3/4" x 5" Select Red Oak:

We ordered unfinished select red oak 5" wide boards plus custom unfinished red oak treads. The product was delivered promptly. When the order arrived we felt that the percentage of short boards was not what we wanted. The company worked with us and tried to get us the product we wanted. In the end our (high end) builder did not think we would be happy with so many "shorties". We went with his advice and kept the treads but returned the flooring, then ordered from a custom mill at a much higher price. This product would be great if you are not trying to acheive a "long board" look. The stair treads look like they will be great. Couldn't be happier with the service and attention we received in Idaho Falls.

Service and delivery comments:

Delivery was prompt and attention to trying to make us happy was excellent. The Idaho Falls store (Tom) worked very hard to get us what we wanted. I felt like the company integrity was very good. In the end, as it turned out, we were really seeking high end long board flooring, and while the product was good, the number of long boards was insufficient for our needs. All customer service and contacts in Idaho Falls, Idaho were very good. I would recommend the company.

 
4.0

good product

By none

from Boring Or

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Beautiful Color
  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom
    • Dining Room
    • Kitchen
    • Living Room

    Comments about R.L. Colston 3/4" x 5" Select Red Oak:

    floor is easy to install and looks great with the wide planks

     
    4.0

    Great product, lots of character

    By RJ

    from Ashburn, VA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Beautiful Color
    • Easy To Install
    • Lots Of Different Grains
    • Stains To Match Easily

    Cons

    • Lock Tabs Broken On Some

    Best Uses

    • Stairway Landing

    Comments about R.L. Colston 3/4" x 5" Select Red Oak:

    I needed 25 sqft of unfinished red oak to match staining on my stairwell so that the landing looked seamless. This fit the bill nicely.

    Lots of different grains and small imperfections that looked great after staining, and the product installed easily with flooring glue and nails along the wall.

    The only problem was that out of the two bundles I purchased, 3 boards were unuseable due to the interlocking tab being ripped off.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Red Oak

    By bill

    from Frederick MD

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Beautiful Color
    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom
      • Family Room

      Comments about R.L. Colston 3/4" x 5" Select Red Oak:

      I have been dealing with LL for some time very good service and the price is right

      (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      bad delivery

      By none

      from MS

      About Me Professional

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about R.L. Colston 3/4" x 5" Select Red Oak:

            none

            Service and delivery comments:

            The wood came in damaged from fed-ex. The driver said that is how he received it. It has been my experience that fed-ex is the roughest delivery available for flooring.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Lumber Liquidators Red Oak

            By Jim

            from Sauk Rapids MN.

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

            • Beautiful Color
            • Durable

            Cons

            • Difficult To Install

            Best Uses

            • Family Room
            • Living Room

            Comments about R.L. Colston 3/4" x 5" Select Red Oak:

            The product was generally good. However, some boards were not as wide as others creating gaps or had to be removed. Also, bundle straps left difficult to remove marks on wood making them mostly unusable.

            (18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            beautiful wood but poor manufacture

            By Bob

            from Winchester Va

            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Finish
            • Beautiful Color

            Cons

            • Butt ends not square
            • Width varies soon

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about R.L. Colston 3/4" x 5" Select Red Oak:

            This wood has a beautiful grain and color. I had it installed by a professional altough not from lumber liquidators. We used a medium stain and it looks great. A huge disappointment was the quality of the manufacturing of the flooring. Over half the butt ends are not square. They are tongue and grove so it was either square off the end and go without the advantage of a tongue and grove or live with a small crack. Our flooring was 5" wide so we opted to live with a crack. We filled the cracks prior to finishing and with the stain they are not that noticable, but it still bugs me. I know its not right even if others don't notice. The same is true with the board width. A small number of boards were very slightly narrower. It really seems quite surprising to me that the quality control on the flooring manufacturing process was not be more precise. I'm on the fence as whether to recommend this flooring or not. The wood is beautiful, the price was good. If you are staining it probably will work fine. If you are not staining the cracks will be much more noticable and you'd probably be better off with another product.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            LOVE IT

            By NONYA

            from GA

            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Room

              Comments about R.L. Colston 3/4" x 5" Select Red Oak:

              SAW ABOVE COMMENT ON END JOINTS. THIS PRODUCT WAS BETTER THEN A PREVIOUS PURCHASE BY FAR!!!!! DIDN'T HAVE A PROBLEM.

              (24 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              difficult installation

              By juppie

              from Deming Wa

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautiful Color

              Cons

              • Difficult To Install
              • Many end joints not sq

              Best Uses

              • Bedroom
              • Living Room

              Comments about R.L. Colston 3/4" x 5" Select Red Oak:

              There was planner chatter on every board and I had to replane every board myself but looks great now. Numerous ends of boards were not square, some boards varied in width, and it made installation hard.

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              • Q:

                Can this flooring be used over a plywood subfloor in a seasonal home that is not heated year round? Main source of heating is a woodstove. Seasonal weather ranges from 30-80F and can be humid all year long.
                Asked on 2/3/2014 by Bob, the homeowner from Puget Sound, WA

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  All of our flooring products are designed to be installed in climate controlled environment. Thank you for your inquiry

                  Answered on 2/4/2014 by cc-3
              • Q:

                What does select mean?
                Asked on 8/3/2013 by David from DC

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  SUMMARY: Select Grade flooring contains natural characteristics such as small knots and minor color variations produced by differences in natural heartwood and sapwood; however, has a more uniform color and longer average plank length compared to Natural grade flooring products.
                  DETAILED: Specific characteristics of Select grade products will vary by wood species; however, typically include such things as: slight imperfections in milling; slight variations in face-work which can be readily removed by an ordinary method of sanding; occasional small, tight pin knots or small pin holes; burls; and a reasonable amount of slightly open checks. Select grade pre-finished flooring will have a plank face that is practically free of most finishing defects including debris, skips, streaks, blisters, chipping, or scratches. When assembled, Select grade flooring should not exhibit gaps exceeding 0.025”or end/side over-wood (e.g. height variation between adjacent boards) exceeding 0.020”.

                  Thank you for your inquiry

                  Answered on 8/5/2013 by cc-3
              • Q:

                The price on this flooring is the best I have seen after shopping around. If I purchase this product now can I store the product and install it in the fall when my build in complete? If so where would the best place be to store the product. unheated/unconditioned garage, unheated unconditioned sun porch?
                Asked on 4/1/2013 by LC

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  Yes it may be stored, however it should be installed in a climate controlled room and off of concrete.

                  From instructions, "Once you pick up your new flooring store it inside your home. It is important to keep wood flooring dry, protect the flooring from rain or snow during transportation. Lay the flooring flat in a dry level place. Provide air flow under and around cartons. Remove any plastic or cellophane that may be in or around the boxes. Open up the ends of the boxes, to help prepare the flooring for acclimation. Do not store in unclimatized buildings, garages, sheds, directly on bare concrete or next to outside walls. Cartons should be placed close to the center of the installation area as possible. Keep out of direct sunlight and away from heat/air vents. To prevent board warping, twisting or bowing do not cut the plastic support packaged bindings or remove product from the packaging until ready to install."

                  Answered on 4/4/2013 by Tech & Install
              • Q:

                I am confused by the description. Is this product ALL 5" wide planks or are there random widths from 2 1/4" up to 5"? This is pretty important in my decision as to whether to order this or not. Also, I would like to achieve an "American Cherry" color/look with my choice of stain. Can I achieve this effect with this red oak?
                Asked on 2/19/2013 by Laura from United States

                1 answer

                • CUSTOMER CARE

                  A:

                  This flooring is 3/4" x 5" Red Oak Unfinished Square Edge Solid Hardwood Flooring.

                  Answered on 2/20/2013 by Tech & Install
              • Q:

                I'm remodeling a house and want to put this in the hallway that is 50" wide, diagonally. The other wood flooring is 2 1/4' wide. It would only contrast in the doorways. What is your opinion on this. I love things to be different. Still have to check to see if I have red or white oak presently. How do you tell the difference since once I have the other floors refinished will not be staining them, just polyurethane.
                Asked on 12/18/2011 by Jackie from United States

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  I would be glad to help you with this question.
                  Please call me directly, Mark at 1-800-366-4204 Ext # 4857
                  My hours are Mon - Fri, 10 AM – 6:45 PM EST
                  Thank you for your inquiry.

                  Answered on 12/21/2011 by customer care 2
              • Q:

                what are the lengths of the boards ?
                Asked on 9/12/2011 by Anonymous from nc

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  This select grade flooring comes in random lengths ranging from one foot to seven foot lenghts.

                  Answered on 9/13/2011 by customer care 2
              • Q:

                Can I stain this product to a dark ebony or black stain?
                Asked on 11/10/2010 by Betsy from Middletown OH

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes, the R.L. Colston 3/4" x 5" Select Red Oak can be stained with a wood stain product for flooring to a color you prefer.

                  Answered on 11/18/2010 by Customer Care1
              • Q:

                I would like to know how much extra I should purchase. The actual measurement of area to be covered is 726 square feet.
                Asked on 11/8/2010 by Rio

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  I would recommend getting 780sq ft rounded to the nearest bundle.

                  Answered on 11/13/2010 by customer care 2
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