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Old 03-29-2013, 12:44 PM
 
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We are buying a new house and planning to put hardwood in the house. Builder is charging alot so we have decided to do it ourself after closing by hiring a installer. Builder is giving hardwood in certain areas and it is "Burce armstrong CB4218" model. Can you guys suggest a place where I can buy it from? OR Can we buy it on the internet? it seems like there are lot of websites selling this product with various price range.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:05 PM
 
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Lumber liquidators. Got flooring at a decent price and used their installers. Did about 400sq ft. Included trim boards.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:38 PM
 
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Your best bet is to call around to local shops and see what kind of pricing they offer. Our house had Mirage hardwood and I found Crown Floors in Chantilly to have the best pricing. We installed it ourselves (and picked it up from their store).
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:42 PM
 
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Lumber liquidators. Got flooring at a decent price and used their installers. Did about 400sq ft. Included trim boards.
How much $$$? Those places are all over and it seems odd that there would be that much inventory to "Liquidate." THX.
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:26 AM
 
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How much $$$? Those places are all over and it seems odd that there would be that much inventory to "Liquidate." THX.
The materials were around $3k and a $1k to install. The materials were 5" cherry. When you go up in lank size from 2 1/2" or 3" to 5, the price nearly doubles and install is trickier.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:14 AM
 
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We are the 2nd owners of our house. First owners opted to just take the builder standard hardood in the foyer and then carpet in living areas /linoleum in kitchen.

We've been replacing the carpet with hardwood, and decided to just match what was already placed in the foyer by the builder. We were able to find the match at Home Depot (for us, it was the Bruce "Marsh").

My husband is actually installing it himself. It is time consuming, but saving us a fortune. One thing we've noticed, is that the way my husband installs it, it is "tighter" (less space between boards) than the way the builder installed it. We like the tighter look better, so we will probably eventually need to rip up the flooring in the foyer and install new with the tighter fit.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:38 AM
 
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Thanks all for your responses
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:58 AM
 
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Another vote for Lumber Liquidators.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:40 PM
 
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My mom paid right at 9 psf for oak plank with everything, from a place in Fairfax. It matched the existing fairly well. I think laminate is better on ground level/concrete. Thanks for the recs on LL.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:44 PM
 
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One thing we've noticed, is that the way my husband installs it, it is "tighter" (less space between boards) than the way the builder installed it. We like the tighter look better, so we will probably eventually need to rip up the flooring in the foyer and install new with the tighter fit.
I know nothing about installation of boards however you might want to do some thorough googling around to make sure floorboards should be "tighter" rather than "looser" just in case there is a need to accomodate expansion.
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