Left over flooring
vlowehere
September 2, 2014 in Design Dilemma
I have about 170 sq ft of red oak flooring left. I can't take it back because I had it made to my own specific colour. I need to keep some for future accidents and then I'm wondering what ideas anyone has for the rest
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Harmoni Designs, LLC
You could install a wood ceiling, a soffit or an accent wall with it.
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JudyG Designs
Do an accent wall.


2 Likes   Thanked by vlowehere    September 2, 2014 at 1:48PM
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Darzy
Love that idea JudyG. Bed wall? I'm loving horizontal these days.

1 Like   Thanked by vlowehere    September 2, 2014 at 2:04PM
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Cancork Floor Inc.
I would keep as much as possible. Many times people have renovated 10 years later, removed a wall only to find they don't have enough flooring left over. While 170sf sounds like a lot, it is a bedroom worth of flooring. This could be just enough to finish a project in 10 years time...without having to pay an extra $3000 for new flooring because the renovation removed a wall/cabinet/doorway and you didn't have enough flooring.

Too many people on houzz have renovated only to discover there is no way to match their floors. This means their reasonable little project $10,000 - $15,000 now involves removing/replacing all the floors because they can't find 100sf of their old floor.

A cool feature wall = 10 x 17 = all of your flooring. You want nothing less than 1 full box + off cuts to remain available for future repairs. So many people have wished they had an extra 50 - 100sf of their old flooring! You have the prefect amount to "keep" for another project in a few years.
2 Likes   Thanked by vlowehere    September 2, 2014 at 3:36PM
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vlowehere
Love both of theses accent walls. Marvellous! I have barn wood already in the living room how many timber walls is too many?
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vlowehere
Cancork thanks for your advice. Must give it a think. Not many walls left in my little house. But the flooring is everywhere so it's good advice.
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JudyG Designs
Hey, Darz, I have left over flooring. You could do the fireplace with it.


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DirectBuy of Fort Worth
Keep some for future repairs and donate the rest to Habit for Humanity
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Darzy
JudyG...I've considered horizontal wood on my fireplace too. "Rustic" for hubby but hide most of the ugly rocks.
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