Hardwood floor - bad installation?

ninanoireApril 18, 2011

Hi all,

We just had 3 1/3 inch oak flooring installed. It looks beautiful and even, but when you walk on it in socks or bare feet, you can feel the ridges between and at the edges of the planks.

I've compared with two friends' floors, and their oak floors feel totally smooth under the feet -- no ridges at all.

Could this be the way the planks are manufactured or is this an installation issue?

Thanks for the help.

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I assume that your flooring was finished at the factory?

    Bookmark   April 18, 2011 at 10:50PM
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Yes, pre-finished with an aluminum oxide finish. They are Paramount floors.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2011 at 8:15AM
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Nature of the beast. No factory finished floor will have the flatness of an unfinished that is then finished on site.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2011 at 11:42AM
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that is why most pre finished have beveled edges. If its squared edge product you would get sections of 'overwood'. Some would be expected on prefinished but not neccessarily a 'defect'. No subfloor is ever perfectly level.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2011 at 11:02PM
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"No subfloor is ever perfectly level."

Or flat (the more important thing).

    Bookmark   April 20, 2011 at 11:00AM
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Thanks very much for the information -- I guess it's not an installation issue then.

I'm just somewhat disappointed that our floor seems "rougher" than others I've seen.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2011 at 5:26PM
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It might be a product quality issue. Perhaps you might want to bring your concerns to the dealer who sold you the goods and ask for an inspection of the floor.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2011 at 10:27PM
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