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Readers Respond: What Flooring Do You Have in Your Own House?

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WFB asked followers on Facebook and Instagram to share what kind of flooring they had in their own houses. Here is what they said:

Eric Herman

Dave Amweg

Urszula Klotz

Renaissance Floor In-lays. Wood floor medallion and mahogany wood flooring.

Bob Patterson


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Michael Settlemyre

8-inch character grade walnut.

Calvert Hatton



I had carpet, floating engineered, 2¼-inch stained red oak. Tore it all out and now I have character grade rift-and-quartered white oak throughout. My supplier was cool and sold it to me “at cost.”


I do floors, can’t afford a house.


White oak herringbone.


Rift-and-quartered white oak.


5-by-¾-inch prefinished hickory.


Carpet tile and CVT.


Wide plank euro white.


5-inch tigerwood upstairs and 5-inch Brazilian cherry downstairs.


92-year-old red oak, mixed cuts with some rift-and-quartered sprinkled in! Best part…board lengths from dreams…some 18-feet long. We refinished with Pallmann Magic Oil 2K three years ago. Absolutely love the floors in our bungalow.


5-inch solid #1 red oak rift-and-quartered with 2¼-inch solid BC in kitchen and office.


7-inch engineered, dark walnut.

Matt Garcia

Rick Landry

Brazilian tigerwood.

Andy Castona

Chad Reagan

10.25-inch French oak. Custom stain and water-based matte.

Nathan Hourigan

Tina Darling Boone

Ceramic tile! I’m the only one in my family that doesn’t have wood floors!!!

Brian Cooley

#2 Common RO, alternating rows of 3¼-inch and  4-inch, finished with Poloplaz Primero Matte.

Aaron Hall

Kevin Daniel

4/6/8 hickory.

Craig Tosland

Myra Smallwood

Ours is 3/5/7 red oak & white oak. It’s stained 50:50 dark walnut/provincial and finished with Street Shoe satin.

Jim Hyde

Common red oak strip from 1964 with some random wide plank in the kitchen (which needs to be refinished), and some red birch in my rec room (which also needs to be refinished).

Jenny E Riddle

11-inch sapele with espresso stain.

Nora Gutierrez

5-inch walnut.

Micheal Seeley

Original 1940 2¼-inch red oak. The boards are on average 16 feet and some up to 19 feet in length.

Wesley Goetz

Leftovers from different installs.

Sydney Lebarron

Custom penetrating oil on 4.25-inch rustic red oak.

Oliver Flooring - Barry Oliver

Character hickory with Loba invisible finish.

Mike Reissig

4-inch rift/quartered white oak.

Jared Fitzgerald

Thomas Hayes

No. 1 common white oak with tung oil.

Daniel O. Saucedo

Joe Smith

FloorMaxx Inc.

White oak, rift-and-quartered, herringbone pattern.

Jeff Wilkinson

Two and a quarter white oak. Medium brown stain Bona, Poloplaz oil matte.

Paul Alexander

Engineered 5-inch, rift-and-quartered.

Kris Sylwestrzak

Michael Schuetz

Original sappy cherry in our house from 1948.

Matthew Elsasser

White ash. 3, 4, 5-inch. Majority is reject off our sawmill for the pallet pile. Pallmann Magic Oil, natural. It’ll do for me.

Hardwood Flooring Products

Quartered white oak 3-, 4-, 6-inch.

Chris Kritzer

Greggles Ceglarski

Beautiful Cut n Loop.

DM Hardwood Designs

Mark Whatley

2¼-inch white oak rift only with custom inlays.

Taylor Elam

Steve Blackwood

4-inch rift-and-quartered white oak.

Michelle Schnorr-Deskins

Rift-and-quartered white oak chevron.

Gillespie Hardwood Floors

Eric Lehn

Dave Mitchell Jr.

Heart pine.


Solid white oak and walnut.


8-inch hickory, white oak end grain, white oak herringbone and cumaru.


Just started laying an oak herringbone.


A variety of width and grade white oak left over from years of projects. The best floor is a free floor.


I got a Brazilian mix in main floor. Ipe, cumaru and jatoba in different widths. Jatoba stairs. Bedrooms are a collage of species and patterns. One room is a herringbone, another a Chevron, another a diagonal another a straight with rejects from jobs and wood clients gave us. It’s been fun installing them all and they look amazing.

Kevin Knauff

5/16 strip …  it was a bi@&#$ trying to find repair bundles.

Ed Sheridan

Anthony Nance

Leftovers from many jobs!!


White oak, 2¼-inch natural finish. House was built in the ’50s. If I were building a house, I would install white oak in that as well.




62-year-old 2¼-inch red oak select with 50% classic gray and 50% special walnut stain mix.


4-inch ipe with a maple feature strip.


White oak wide plank engineered wood floors!!


Antique heart pine.


100+-year-old straight-grain fir.


Blackbutt in four different widths.


Nothing but @hickmanwoods period.


7-inch euro oak character grade. @rubiomonocoatusa pre-aging fumed light. Smoke oil.


White oak 4-inch, fumed and finished with @rubiomonocoatusa.

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