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Are these engineered hardwood flooring quality issues typical?

rpwoodard
2 years ago

I’ve learned a lot from reading here about hardwood flooring.

As recommended, I’m looking at every piece of flooring before installation. Flooring specs:
• engineered white oak, r & q
• select & better
• 4mm wear layer
• planks 5” wide
• unfinished

(1) Is it typical that many pieces are nicked on the corners, so much that installer will have to trim those pieces?

(2) is it typical that the edges of the planks are rough? See photo. It reminds me of when I’ve cut wood with a dull blade.

(3) If there’s a gap on the back of a plank, should that be filled before installing it? One plank has ¼” gap, one has 1/16”gap.

Your feedback will help me when I speak to the flooring retailer and/or manufacturer.
Thank you!
Rita

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