Timber Grading – Solid
French Oak is different from other timbers including other species of Oak. The nature of this tree creates small branches that lead to swirling grain. The French Oak tree is sectioned into four parts, with an average length of 2.4 – 2.6 metres being cut. Other Oaks, such as American Oak will display a straighter grain and also clearer timber.
- Prime Grade is clear face with tight knots up to 5mm and no sap tolerated with limited colour variation
- Select Grade is tight knots up to 25mm, sap up to 5% of order, some colour variation
- Rustic Grade has larger knots up to 50mm, colour variation, sap, heart and traces of Brown Oak.
- Brown Oak is a specific grade that uses mature trees, which have discoloured. Typically these trees are in excess of 350 years of ages.
Timber Grading – Engineered
Grading for engineered is slightly different but can be explained as follows;
- A Grade – no knots, no sap, clear face boards
- B Grade – tight small knots, sap tolerance,
- C Grade – larger repaired knots, sap tolerance,
- D Grade – larger open knots repaired, cracks and sap tolerance
All flooring both engineered and solid, parquet and strip flooring is available in different profiles.
- Flat top – designed for site finishing, any undulations will be corrected through sanding works on site.
- Micro-bevel – is defined as a small bevel up to 2mm that will define each piece without creating a broad v-joint. It is expected during installation that slight variation of up to 1.5mm may be detected between boards due to tolerances in tongue and groove machining, without these tolerances boards cannot be fitted.
- Bevel – is defined as a small bevel greater than 2mm that will define each piece will create a more pronounced v-joint. It is expected during installation that slight variation of up to 1.5mm may be detected between boards due to tolerances in tongue and groove machining, without these tolerances boards cannot be fitted.