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Blog entry by WistysWoodWorkingWonders posted 04-10-2010 11:55 PM 5692 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everyone…
Just wanted to post a picture of the Hardwood flooring I installed in my Games Room above my garage/woodworking shop area…
The flooring is Scandinavian Maple 3/4” real hardwood flooring and took me about 8 hours to do the entire installation… Overall I am very pleased with the turnout and the look of the wood, the grain is what pulled me into buying this flooring…

Open for comments as usual…

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#1 posted 04-11-2010 01:01 AM

Hey W4:
Nice looking floor. 8 hours? You must work way faster than I do. May be I take more breaks.
Take care and thanks for posting.

-- Gary D.

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#2 posted 04-11-2010 02:21 AM

Very nice floor. Wood floor anytime!

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#3 posted 04-11-2010 03:23 AM

I don’t think that there is any more dramatic way to improve the appearance of a room than to add hardwood flooring. This is certainly a gorgeous floor.

I agree with Gary’s comment as well!! I am laying new flooring in the house that we are remodeling and I could never work as fast as you did on this room. Maybe I am just old and slow. :)

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#4 posted 04-11-2010 04:18 AM

Thanks for the compliments guys.
I was a little younger when I installed this floor (2 years ago or so) and believe me, if I were to do it today, it would take a lot longer… lol
I also forgot to mention that the room is actually only 17’ x 12’ so not all that big…
It does certainly add to the value and look of the house too…
thanks again,


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#5 posted 04-11-2010 04:37 AM

Creeaaak…Jenn and I just spent 8 hours putting in red oak hardwood in our hallway and our daughter’s bedroom (almost finished her room). We’re getting faster the more rooms we do but it still seems to take a long time, and boy am I bushed.

Your floor looks great, do you use nails or staples to hold it down?

My first exposure to hardwood had us using staples so I’s sort of partial to them but have used nails as well and was just wondering what your preference was.

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#6 posted 04-11-2010 06:44 AM

Wow. This is gorgeous. Normally I don’t like the lighter woods. I like the more dramatic look of the darker ones, but the grain on this is amazing. Great job!

-- "Don't buy things you don't need, with money you don't have, to impress people you don't like"

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#7 posted 04-11-2010 07:09 AM

I used the nails with the pneumatic nailing gun (proper gun for angling the nails through the tongue and into the floor). Once I was off the wall course, it was easy… The hardest part was getting the first row perfectly aligned, once that was done, things went together quickly. A bit of a stall on the final couple of rows as the pneumatic tool could not be used, but that just meant using my brad nailer…

bgirl, thanks for you compliments… I too like the darker woods, but this room needed something a little lighter and we found a great deal on the flooring at an auction


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#8 posted 06-02-2010 11:16 PM

absolutely beautiful flooring. I agree with bgirl, the graining on that is spectacular.

-- Steve

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#9 posted 06-02-2010 11:22 PM

That looks great I like the lighter hardwoods for flooring.


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