Good Questions: Wood Flooring Source Help?

Good Questions: Wood Flooring Source Help?

Maxwell Ryan
Mar 6, 2007

Hello AT,

I have a flooring problem. I have gorgeous wood floors in my apartment. Recently, an area needed mending, and the super put in some horrid looking material that's not even real wood. The coloring doesn't match, nor does the finish. Nor is it level. Design horror, I know.

The area is in between the living room and the bedroom, which already have 2 different types of wood flooring, but at least the colors and the finishes match...

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Here's the catch : The super says he couldn't find any wood, that's why he put this floor in, but is willing to redo it if I can find the material. I just need the wood, he will stain, and lay them. (not even sure if they come stained?)

[Pic # 2 (first pic) - left side is my living room, right side is the horrid stuff. Pic # 3 (second pic), left side is the bedroom, and right side is the new floor. Either the original living room or the bedroom wood will do]

I know someone out there must be able to help me. I'm in dire need. Please.

Thanks all! Asli

Dear Asli,

Good for you! Your super may have sticker shock because wood IS more expensive, but definitely try to do it. The wood you have looks like oak, so any oak would do.

We've always found our flooring through our flooring guy, Vincent Devaney, who is worth calling and dropping our name if you want to find his source (in Brooklyn or Queens).

You could also check out Lumber Liquidators, but people have had reservations about them.


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