Prefinished Utility Grade Oak?
I am thinking of having our floors replaced with Build Direct's prefinished utility grade white oak hardwood flooring. I like the looks of it and the price is only $1.99 a sq ft.
I ordered a sample and it looks good to me, it did scratch when I ran a key along it, but I don't plan on dragging jagged pieces of metal across my floor so I'm hoping it's not an issue.
I would prefer site-finished white oak with an oil finish, but that's not in the budget right now. We have about 1,000 sq feet to cover and I'd like to keep this project under $5,000, and even lower would be better. Due to my budget, other, nicer types of flooring are out but I figure hardwood is preferable to laminate.
Do you foresee any issues using prefinished utiltiy grade flooring? (I do want the rustic look). My one concern is that the sales rep mentioned that there may be wormholes and knots that need to be filled. How would that work with prefinished flooring?
Here is a link that might be useful: Prefinished utility grade oak