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Old 11-24-2022, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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A friend just told me that no one wants a hardwood floor any more. Hardwood floors make a house look old-fashioned,

So. Hardwood floors? Yea or nay?
That may be true in some markets, but not here. I just plopped down $4K for circle sawn 6" fir flooring which is going to be installed in February on almost the entire first floor of our home. Local mill here is backlogged months- it's the most popular flooring option in homes >$500,000
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Old 11-24-2022, 05:02 PM
 
Location: D.C.
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Fir for flooring? I’m sure it’s beautiful, but it’s one of the softest of the hardwoods. Pull up a Janka Scale on where it ranks. I would be hesitant in my home (kids/pets) to use it. But, like I said, kids/pets, means I don’t get to have nice things!
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Old 11-24-2022, 08:53 PM
 
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Fir for flooring? I’m sure it’s beautiful, but it’s one of the softest of the hardwoods. Pull up a Janka Scale on where it ranks. I would be hesitant in my home (kids/pets) to use it. But, like I said, kids/pets, means I don’t get to have nice things!
Fir is actually a softwood, but that's being pedantic. The house my Dad grew up in had pine floors that were still in good shape the last time I saw that house. Many Southern homes have pine floors.
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Old 11-24-2022, 09:06 PM
 
Location: New England
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Hardwood floors are cleaner and easier to keep clean. Wood is more durable. Carpet holds dirt. Carpet wears out, especially in traffic areas. If you want to change the decoration style in a room, an area rug is easy to change and wood floors go with any style. Wood floors are classic, stylish and more appealing than carpet. Remember the green shag or pink plush carpet of the 70's or 80's? Ripping all that out and replacing it was dirty, smelly, and expensive.
Hardwood never goes out of style.
Exactly.
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Old 11-25-2022, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Fir for flooring? I’m sure it’s beautiful, but it’s one of the softest of the hardwoods. Pull up a Janka Scale on where it ranks. I would be hesitant in my home (kids/pets) to use it. But, like I said, kids/pets, means I don’t get to have nice things!
Very common out here. A lot of the older houses have 100 year old old growth fir. Yes it is a soft wood, but circle sawn is great when you have a heavily used floor, and ours is HEAVY USE. 4 German shorthair pointers, lol.





My friend had a full elk mount crash onto his floor- the antlers gouged his fir floor (circle sawn). A wet rag and an iron- pulled it almost perfectly.
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Old 11-25-2022, 07:52 PM
 
Location: PNW
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Fir for flooring? I’m sure it’s beautiful, but it’s one of the softest of the hardwoods. Pull up a Janka Scale on where it ranks. I would be hesitant in my home (kids/pets) to use it. But, like I said, kids/pets, means I don’t get to have nice things!
You can have nice hardwoods (like some regular oak or something). All the damage just creates character. Also, adults can do a good job at damaging hardwoods.
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Old 11-25-2022, 07:55 PM
 
Location: PNW
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Very common out here. A lot of the older houses have 100 year old old growth fir. Yes it is a soft wood, but circle sawn is great when you have a heavily used floor, and ours is HEAVY USE. 4 German shorthair pointers, lol.





My friend had a full elk mount crash onto his floor- the antlers gouged his fir floor (circle sawn). A wet rag and an iron- pulled it almost perfectly.


Very nice place wilderness man. Love those floors; I don't think I have seen those before.
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Old 11-25-2022, 09:17 PM
 
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Very nice place wilderness man. Love those floors; I don't think I have seen those before.
That’s not my place but that’s the style and floors we’re putting in on our remodel.
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Old 11-26-2022, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Boonies
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A friend just told me that no one wants a hardwood floor any more. Hardwood floors make a house look old-fashioned,

So. Hardwood floors? Yea or nay?

Yes to hardwood floors. Love them.
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Old 11-26-2022, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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You can have nice hardwoods (like some regular oak or something). All the damage just creates character. Also, adults can do a good job at damaging hardwoods.
That's character I'm not particularly fond of, but it is what it is when you have a wood floor and especially dogs. No human in our home has damaged the floor, but our beloved 85 lb Wally has scratched the heck out of the finish. You turn a blind eye -- either that or you just get used to it.

For those who can't or won't then it's nice to have other options out there.
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