using more of the same on this new project. However, finding a matching size became a chal- lenge. At Lumber Liquidators, we found a board with a matching fin- ish and almost the same dimen- sions. The Builder's Pride 2-1/4- in. hardwoods are sold with a beautiful Classic Gunstock Oak finish virtually identical to the older boards. The only hitch was that the new boards from Lumber Liquidators measured slightly wider than the older flooring, so the new ones would not fit seamlessly into the exist- ing rows of tongue-and-groove hardwoods. Even when separat- ed by a dividing strip, the joints
between the old rows and new rows would be visibily mis- matched. We liked the appearance of the Lumber Liquidators flooring, so we devised a workaround. Rather than continue the layout of the existing hardwoods, we decided to break the pattern along the old carpet transition line and turn the flooring 90 degrees, installing the living room’s floor separate from the adjacent hardwood landing.