Hardwood Flooring: Grades of Wood

Posted March 3, 2015 by | Leave a Comment »
For our next post in our series on hardwood flooring we will explain the different grades of wood.selectbettergrade

Select and Better Grade

Select and Better grade will have some color variation. Longer board lengths may have some infrequent dark mineral streaks and tiny knots. A 5% waste factor should be added to your actual square footage when calculating your requirements for the job.no1commongrade

#1 Common Grade

#1 Common Grade of hardwood flooring has moderate color variation. Longer boards may have some infrequent dark mineral streaks and some tiny knots (filled). A 5% - 10% waste factor should be added to your actual square footage.no2commongrade

#2 COMMON GRADE

#2 Common Grade of hardwood flooring – also known as rustic or country has a lot color variation. Even shorter boards may have dark mineral streaks and some tiny knots (unfilled). A 10% waste factor should be added to your actual square footage. It should be noted that additional character in the wood does not mean that the wood is any less desirable. It just means that the true character of the wood will be fully represented in the final wood plank. Because there is less waste, character wood is usually less expensive.Looking for new hardwood flooring in your home? Contact us today to schedule a free in-home consultation.Read the other posts in our hardwood flooring series:

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