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Identification of the type of flooring soft wood


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11-02-12, 09:05 AM   #1  
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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11-02-12, 09:35 AM   #2  
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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11-02-12, 09:49 AM   #3  
Oak was my thought as well.

 
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11-02-12, 01:45 PM   #4  
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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11-02-12, 04:25 PM   #5  
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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