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Readers Respond: What’s Your Favorite Wood Flooring To Install?

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WFB asked wood floor pros on Facebook and Instagram what their favorite wood flooring to install is. Here’s what they said:

plankd_flooring

Solid parquetry block.

hero_flooring_llc

🍁 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥.

warwickwoodflooring

White and red oak flooring.

cottonwoodfinishesllc

Unfinished.

hrdwd4life

Wide plank hickory.

hardwoodman_

Reusing old growth maple gym flooring.

woodfloorworkshop

Sheoga Hardwood Flooring by a mile.

youngbrothershw

Anything that’s not garbage.

nortonabrasives_nate

Livesawn white oak plank.

fremont_hardwoods

Mine!

soulbrotha09

¾-inch oak.

oldgrowthcustomfloors

1x4 old growth redwood we pulled out from a gym subfloor in Visalia, Calif., and installed on a deck in Saint Helena, Calif.

mobile_flooring_by_benchmark

Solid.

justinsane_v3.0

Reclaimed floors … and solid hickory.

ecooptionshardwood

Herringbone.

alisonchanes1962

1-inch white oak strip flooring.

_g_ahearn

Walnut.

nctrav2bryancustomfloors

Hickory.

amishwoodfloors

Amish & Hercules—easiest mills to install and great length average.

allaround_flooring

Pattern borders, stain European oak, client where the price does not matter.

magnusflooring

White oak rift and quartered.

scuba_steve911

Pretty much anything, as long as the homeowner doesn’t get it themselves at some weird discount place and then complain there’s not a board over 2 feet long.

teban888

4-inch white oak solid.

Michelle Lundberg Reichow

Parquet was Roy’s expertise. The pieces had to be exactly manufactured. I remember helping him resize herringbone because of fractions of difference in width tolerances.

David Friedland

One that I can sand.

Steven Triplett Jr.

Quartersawn white, favorite to install. Most beautiful, ipé! (PITA to install, tho.)

Jack Toomey

4-inch quarter and rift!

Martha Candelario

Kährs.

Jim Clarey

One with the highest markup.

Mike Wong

White oak R&Q.

Gary Horvath

Any kind of reclaimed.

Jorge Perez

2¼-inch red oak common.

Wesley Elliott

Antique chestnut, oak and pine.

Alberto Hurtado

Any Kahrs floor.

Frank Bechard

3¼-inch select and better in its bare form (good lengths and with a minimum amount of deficiency).

Anthony Dvorak

Quartersawn white oak.

Wayne Walker

Tekton.

Paul Alexander

R&Q white oak.

Richard Conway

Done.

Oscar Vasquez

Any reclaimed … (Dade County pine).

Gregory Brown

Been loving that Polish-made engineered European white oak lately.

Nicholas C Maxson

One unit of measurement away from requiring glue.

Kristopher Jeter

Solid wide plank white oak.


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