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Old 08-26-2011, 01:20 PM   #1
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Hello everyone. I purchased my first home at the end of last year and I am trying to plan an major reno with the kitchen and dining room. The house was built in 1959 and the original (from what I know) 9x9 parquet floors are in all rooms except for the kitchen and bathrooms. The floors are in excellent condition.

I am planning to flip the kitchen and dining room, so this would cause me to lose all of the parquet where the new kitchen will be.

Has anyone removed these floors with good luck, and if so, what was the procedure? From what I have read on the internet, this type of parquet is no longer available so I would have to buy a larger style and cut it down to make it work for me.

I would like to reuse all of the parquet I can, not only to save money, but I think this floor refinished and stained an ebony or cappuccino color would look fantastic.

Thanks in advance for your input.

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If your 9x9 parquet is red oak I have what you need. This flooring is salvaged from jobs we have done in the past and most looks new after sanding and finishing.

I recently sold four cases of this flooring that was in unopened boxes leftover from the early 70's.

Some of this oak block flooring will pop up with very little effort. Most of it was set in cutback mastic that has now dried and the flooring may be easy to remove.

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I am not sure if it is red oak or not. Any particular way to tell? How much for it?
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Do you still have these floors?
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Bels, yes I do.
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That style flooring will never be a big selling point. One of the reasons it's seldom seen any more.
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That style flooring will never be a big selling point. One of the reasons it's seldom seen any more.
I disagree. It is wood. Wood will always have more value than most any other type of flooring. Wood floors (of all kind) are very popular right now.
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Pulled out two of them just last year for people that had just moved in.
The old home owner had to pay for it as part of the sales agreememt before they would buy the house. Both switched out to engineered wood floors. Looked a whole lot better.
But ha it's there house and to each there own.
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I disagree. It is wood. Wood will always have more value than most any other type of flooring. Wood floors (of all kind) are very popular right now.
I just pull out parquet to put in Ash, tell that to my wife cuz I would have loved to have kept the parquet.
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It goes in cycles. I have covered many a wood floor with carpet. And some of those are being uncovered now. It's as much fashion as clothes are.
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I am considering doing away with the parquet. It would look awesome with a dark stain, but with the reno I plan to do, it would be very difficult to remove all of it and not ruin it. Hardwood will go in its place. The main reason that I wanted to retain it was cost, but the more I see how little flooring I will need the more I want to put new hardwood down.
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I have the same floor but it's installed with bitumin.

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Gjones - Would you still have any of this flooring left to ship to Tampa Bay area?

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I might consider just doing a new wood floor. Parquet is very hard to sand and refinish, and then to stain is even harder. The cost to hire a pro to do this would be very high due to the difficulty. For not much more you could just get a new oak floor that will look better. Wood floors are desirable, but the old parquet, not so much.

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