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scuculiza
Looking for 3 1/4 " Fur flooring to remodel kitchen
scuculiza

100 year old colonial with 3 1/4 " Fir flooring thru out the house, we are looking for similar flooring to replace the kitchen area 19' x 11' don't need all but would like to replace a lot of it.

If you know where to get this flooring or any other suggestion as to what flooring to use instead that will not affect the value of the house and it will look good.

Thanks

Fencepost
Re: Looking for 3 1/4 " Fur flooring to remodel kitchen
Fencepost

Tell us what city you live in (or near) and we might be better able to help you.

Ask around at lumberyards (NOT big box stores like Lowe's or Home Depot).

And I think you probably mean FIR (with an I) flooring, not FUR flooring. Though I'm sure that fur flooring would be warm and cozy in your bare feet, I wouldn't recommend installing it in the kitchen. But if you insist on fur flooring, rabbit fur is really soft, and doesn't require the killing of wild animals. :p

scuculiza
Re: Looking for 3 1/4 " Fir flooring to remodel kitchen
scuculiza

Yes I meant Fir sorry.
We live in Hudson, MA. I so far had no luck they tell us is very hard to fine and that the cut is not the same as the one used back then. So not sure what to do or what to use instead if we cannot find it.

Thanks

Mastercarpentry
Re: Looking for 3 1/4 " Fur flooring to remodel kitchen
Mastercarpentry

You're going to need a new skill to handle this- scrounging :cool: There are folks who specialize in old salvage lumber who will have what you need, but many of them do not advertise. Their stock is ever-changing which means you may have to acquire what you want as you can get it until you've got enough to do what you plan. Part of being a good scrounger is networking- look around for contractors doing restorations (not renovations) on old houses and ask them where to look. Seek others who have restored their homes. Put up and maintain "free ads" such as on Craigslist and Freecycle regarding what you seek. And be prepared to either remove the needed material from a house yourself or to have someone else do that.

My town has grown immensely through the years but oddly we're down to just one guy who deals in salvaged wood anymore where there once were 5 or more. That has made my networking a more important aspect than before. I've gotten 3 1/4" oak and pine flooring from him before but not Fir; it wasn't used for flooring here. Persist with this and you'll find what you need. Alternately you can get a miller to cut new Fir to that width and do the whole area with that- the T&G probably won't match the old flooring but that will be an issue in only one spot where old meets new and that can be dealt with.

Good luck with this and kudos on maintaining originality for once lost, history is almost impossible to regain.
Phil

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