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Has anyone had any experience with Kahrs flooring? Is it easy to install? I'm looking at their Oak Navarra in their European Naturals line. I've been talking about putting hardwood floors in the living room for almost a year now and the wife is really on me to get it done. I've read a lot of good things about Kahrs and was wondering if anyone had any opinion on them.
 

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We've sold a lot of it over the past few years. Never any complaints. My one issue with it is that most patterns have a lot of short planks in them. Seldom ever do I see a long board pattern in Kahrs. It installs easily and looks pretty good when it's down. I've recently been selling more of a product from Mullican called Austin Springs. I like the look of it better myself. All the board come in 4' lengths, and each board is an actual board instead of a pattern of several boards on one plank. It's usually cheaper as well. Austin Springs is 1/2" thick where the Kahrs we sell is 3/4". Austin Springs also installs a bit easier since it uses a fold over end joint so you can install one board at a time instead of installing rows at a time. This end joint actually works well, unlike the folding joint Armstrong and Bruce use.
 

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My one issue with it is that most patterns have a lot of short planks in them. Seldom ever do I see a long board pattern in Kahrs.
I wonder if you are talking about planks?
most of their goods are 3 strip, but the boards are 7 feel long!
I would assume you are talking about the 3 strip products...which should have various length looks.
 

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Yes I'm talking about the strips within each actual board. In that photo you can see it, though this pattern seems to have more longs than most of what I've seen. It doesn't look bad at all though. It's something I notice more on the sample than on the floor once it's down.
 

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Oak Navarra is considered a two strip. More attractive than the three in my eyes...and I happen to favor white oak.

Great choice!

That's the pic I saw that made my decision for me. It looks great. I'm thinking I may go ahead and order some. I haven't found anyone with anything bad to say about Kahrs.

Now here's my dilemma:
I have a small townhouse that is mostly builder-grade stuff... vinyl laminate kitchen & bathroom floors, basic builder grade cabinets, laminate kitchen counter, builder grade appliances that we're slowly upgrading. Basically, until this year nothing in the house had been upgraded since the house was built in 1993. Even the basement is still unfinished.

I'm just wondering if it will look strange having a nice living room hardwood floor when the rest of the house is not so nice.
 

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I'm just wondering if it will look strange having a nice living room hardwood floor when the rest of the house is not so nice.
that's the joy and downfall of owning and maintaining your own home.
That's why the list never ends.
you improve one thing and it makes something else look worse because of the improvement.
so you improve that thing and something else that was in the background is now in the foreground because it doesn't look so good now....and so on.....
gotta start somewhere :)
 

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that's the joy and downfall of owning and maintaining your own home.
That's why the list never ends.
you improve one thing and it makes something else look worse because of the improvement.
so you improve that thing and something else that was in the background is now in the foreground because it doesn't look so good now....and so on.....
gotta start somewhere :)
Yeah, you're right. Although I miss the days when I was single and clueless and was spending my money on fun things like beer instead of appliances, and flooring, and light fixtures, and cabinets...

I notice this all started around the time I got married. That wife of mine must have brainwashed me while I was sleeping. :tongue_smilie:
 
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