I am fixing the flooring in our kitchen and pulled out some pieces of white oak. They are 5/8" x 2 1/4" tongue-and-groove. The pieces have stamped underneath: "MO. HDW. FLG. CO. BIRCH TREE. MO.N.O.F.M.A."
I have a few questions:
1. Assuming this flooring is from Missouri Hardwoods
, are there shops which sell this brand? (I've also tried contacting them directly.)
2. Failing that, are there any flooring vendors that sell white oak at those dimensions (5/8" x 2 1/4")?
3. Or, were the original pieces thicker (say, 3/4") and an eighth-inch was sanded down? (I don't know much about flooring, but that seems like a lot to sand off, and the pieces I have are laterally symmetrical and evenly flat.)
Every hardwood vendor I search online (Lumber Liquidators, Home Depot, local flooring shops, etc.) offers 3/4"-thick pieces, not 5/8". I don't mind paying shipping on one box of slats, if that's what it takes to finish the job. Thanks for any advice.