grading explained

Standard flooring

A&B

Graded face allows slight to medium colour variation, live knots below 20mm, dead knots below 5mm, dark/black streaks about 3mm x 5mm. Sap 10% of the face area allowed.

C

Graded face allows a natural colour variation, live knots allowed, dead knots below 15mm, dark/ black streaks 5mm x 10mm, putty filler may be used as long as the colour is similar to the overall tone of the wood. Sap 20% of the face area allowed.

D

Graded face allows slight to medium colour variation, live knots below 20mm, dead knots below 5mm, dark/black streaks about 3mm x 5mm. Sap 10% of the face area allowed.

Cottage

C/D grade.

Rustic

A mixture of C and D grades.

Character

A natural mix of ABCD grades

Unfinished French Oak flooring

Prime

Attractive grain, sound knots up to 20mm (20p piece). Maximum of 2 knots per linear metre of board.

character

Attractive grain, sound knots up to 40mm on face, occasional clusters of small knots (“cats paw”), some filling may be required, good ratio of prime quality boards.

Rustic

As character grade but with a higher percentage of larger knots and natural characteristics, some additional filling may also be required.

pub

Very rustic (as it comes). Colour variation and all defects allowed.