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An announcer on "Great Homes" was talking about similar flooring in a very expensive home as "hand carved and hand laid". I could only afford the machine carved floor, but it is hand laid!
Thanks Wrei. I installed machine scraped planks at HQ and I love the floor. More and more builders, even at the high end are going to that ever improving pre-finished product. This home is 1.4M and the flooring is pre-finished.
There's something to be said for machine-made stuff: overall consistency and error tolerances get better and better as technology improves. I had the wooden furniture for my office custom-made by a perfectionist carpenter in Guatemala and it would have been both easy and cheap to get the flooring planks done there as well, since we shipped a full 20' container of stuff.
But I hate squeaking floors, and I appreciated the interlocking tongue-and-groove setup of the machine-made stuff. So we got machine-made mahogany planks and glued them to the floor, then nailed them for a belt-and-suspenders approach. Love 'em.