Do they still make/sell these floors?

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    Hi all! So I was wondering do they still make/sell prefinished high high gloss solid oak 3/4" hardwood floors with beveled edge like this? I haven't seen many houses with them nor have I seen any at Home Depot or menards supply centers. I hate current tends of the dull looking wide plank stuff because I'm more of a modern classic guy not this new modern rustic stuff, yuk!
     

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    I think it's because scratches don't show as much on rustic looking floors. A scratch or scrape in super duper high glass is damage that needs repairing. In rustic it's just adds more 'character' I haven't seen super high glosses on any prefinished flooring locally. They must be a pain to install because a guy has to be super duper over the board careful.
    If you find a pre-finished gloss like that, be sure to search high and low for a top end installer and pay him well.................... no Empire Carpets installers need apply. Especially the ones in their commercials. :D
     
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    See if you can find a Carpet One retailer. If I wanted a high end floor, I wouldn't be looking at box stores.
     
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    Yeah the only houses I've seen with these kind of floors were only in maybe one or two houses out of the 40 we looked at that were way out of our budget in the 450k and up range. I was just asking incase I had to replace them should an appliance like a dishwasher or fridge spring a leak so I'm just planning for a countermeasure. Putting drip pans under everything is a pain but I guess I gotta do it
     
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    Or you could go classic~traditional and go site finished.
     
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    I prefer the current look
     
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    Bruce used to make that prefinished, but so did many other manufacturers.
     
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    They make alarm systems to let you know if something starts leaking. Put a sensor in every potential problem area. I'm sure they have them with on apps for your phone.
    I think even with water shutoffs.
     
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    Hmm thanks for the idea. I'm thinking about installing water drip pans with a drain under every appliance on or near my wood floors. Dishwasher, fridge, washing machine that's in the next room over... that seems like a pain too though
     
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    Yep, little sensor alarm next to all water valves.
     
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    Thanks guys. Alarms are a good idea but I'm thinking that even just a little water leakage is enough for me to have to rip up large sections of the floor because as you can see in the photos, some areas have gaps between the boards and water will go straight to the sub floor. That's a big problem more so with these prefinished floors with hard bevels because the finish is on a plank by plank basis versus site finished, square edge floors whereas the finish also acts as a sealer in that area between boards.
     
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    There are floods ..........and there are leaks. Leaks can be like one drip every 5 minutes. Damage wouldn't happen quickly, so a sensor could give you plenty of time. Maybe a dishwasher leak........... a few drips as it's draining or a seal in the bottom that's not pressurized. Leaks only a couple days a week when you use it.
    If the hot water heater explodes it's time to call the insurance company.
     
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