Identification of the type of flooring soft wood


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Old 11-02-12, 09:05 AM
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Identification of the type of flooring soft wood

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I am planning to replenish the engineered soft wood floors of my house built in the 1900s. I still have to identify the right wood I deal with to choose the right stain color. I strongly suspect that it is pinewood as I heard it was the most common material used at that time and in this area (I live in Illinois). However I can be quite wrong as I am not a professional.

I am sending along some pictures and would appreciate greatly in advance all your feedbacks and advice.
 
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Old 11-02-12, 09:35 AM
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Grain is too tight for pine, looks like Quarter Sawn Oak. Google image and see if it has some of the same characteristics.
 
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Oak was my thought as well.
 
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I also agree it looks like oak. While one or two pics resemble heart pine a little, pic #2 is definitely oak.
 
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Old 11-02-12, 04:25 PM
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Ok, thank you very much for your answers. Yes, it seems that 2 types of wood were used. The heartpine for the 2nd floor and the oak for the 1st floor.
 
 

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