Grading Information

Hardwood Grades 101: 4 Oak Natural Grades Explained

In the wood flooring business, the goal that every manufacturer seeks is lumber clean enough to make their Select floors. Unfortunately, only about 60% of the tree will become the high-graded material. What does the manufacturer do with the rest? We work very closely with a couple of major manufacturers to develop products that use these lower wood grades, and move them into the market (and out of their warehouses!) quickly. Keep in mind that the grades for hardwood lumber are quite different from unfinished hardwood flooring grades, and unfinished hardwood flooring grades have very little in common...Read More