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Seeking 1-1/2" Flooring


We are working on a very old home with 1-1/2" flooring in all rooms, except two with carpet. We'd like to remove the carpet and replace with 1-1/2" flooring to match as closely as possible to the remainder of the home. The key is FINDING 1-1/2" flooring. I've attached a photo of the current flooring.

ISO recommendations for businesses to contact for reclaimed (preferred) or custom milled ($$ ouch!) 1-1/2" tongue and groove hardwood planks. We need approximately 400 sq. ft. of material.

Please recommend only businesses you've personally worked with and preferably in the southeast United States. The closer to Tennessee the better.
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https://www.flooring.org/1-12-Red-Oak-Strip-Flooring
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...1-1/2" flooring to match as closely as possible to...
I've attached a photo of the current flooring.
That looks like 3" strip from here.
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That looks like 3" strip from here.
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That looks like 3" strip from here.

^^What he said.
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The line at the 1.5" mark and the one at the 4.5" mark are quite faint, but you should be able to see the different grains on each side of those lines to know they're different boards. It looks almost like two 1.5" planks were joined at the factory to make a 3" plank.


If it's easier to get 3" planks maybe you could score it down the center so it looks more like the existing flooring?
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It looks almost like two 1.5" planks were joined at the factory to make a 3" plank.
To me, it simply looks like the wood has dried a little, creating some gaps. Location of gaps is going to be random.
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The line at the 1.5" mark and the one at the 4.5" mark are...
... are not the T&G installation joints.
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Thank you. Have you ever purchased flooring from flooring.org? I'm always hesitant to make a large purchase from an online retailer without references.
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The line at the 1.5" mark and the one at the 4.5" mark are quite faint, but you should be able to see the different grains on each side of those lines to know they're different boards. It looks almost like two 1.5" planks were joined at the factory to make a 3" plank.


If it's easier to get 3" planks maybe you could score it down the center so it looks more like the existing flooring?
I HAVE considered scoring 3 planks. But Ive got time to wait for the right thing so am keeping hope.
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Definitely separate planks.
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At least that flooring site specifies a grade to their selections. Sometimes you only get what you pay for. Note that their description shows random lengths. If the price is very good, then best to buy quite a bit extra, because you likely a heck of a lot more of the one footers than of the seven footers.
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