Grading Guide

What are the different grades in Solid Oak Flooring?


Prime Grade
Also known as select, or A B Grade, is the highest grade of flooring. Its slight colour variation and low knot content provides a clean contemporary look. The grain is slightly straighter then the lower grades and the floor will contain very fewer and smaller knots and/or character marks. Due to the limited supply, this grade cost more than less clean wood flooring grades.

Character / Natural Grade
Character grade is the middle timber grade. It allows for slightly larger and more frequent knot content than the prime grade. It will also display some colour variations and some mineral streaking and grain pattern.

Rustic Grade
Rustic grade also known as Character, or C D Grade, is a grade full of character and excitement, it contains vibrant colourful patterns, knots and variation. The floor can display a variety of knot sizes, colours and shapes, heavy grain markings and figuring. Due to the abundance of raw material, for most species we sell, this wood flooring type will offer the best price, although provides the same quality, stability and wear property as of the cleaner grades.