I am buying a house in which I want to put hardwood flooring after removing the carpet from LR, Dr and FR areas and refinish the existing HW in the kitchen and foyer.
My cousin has a flooring business out of town and is coming for a visit and install the unfinished flooring.
I looked at HD yesterday and they do carry Red Oak but it wasn't graded. Does that matter? Should I go to a company that sells graded unfinished H/W flooring? Also, Lumber Liq has an underlayment which they suggest using. Should I use paper or go with a thicker underlayment?