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Grade Guide
When choosing your new wooden flooring, you need to carefully consider its grade.
There are a host of features that can after the look of your wooden flooring including variance
in colour and texture density. However, none affect the look more than the grade of
the timber. We classify our products into three distinctive grades.
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Select
'Select' also known as AB or Prime Grade. This grade has a very uniform appearance and is the cleanest, most pristine grade we offer. This grade offers very little variation in colour and very few small knots, if any. This grade of wood flooring is typically the most pricey as it consists of only 15% of a tree's total timber supply in order to produce a pristine grade.
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Natural
'Natural' also known as ABC or mixed grade produces a more natural and distinctive look and each individual piece features individual characteristics. This grade produces many more natural colour variations, knot scattering, imperfections and differentiating grain patterns throughout the wood. This grade is perfect if you are aiming for a more natural, individual look.
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Rustic

'Rustic' also known as ABCD or milrun grade is full or character and imperfections. This grade of wood produces natural variations in colour and grain of both dark and light board, filled knots of different sizes and shapes as well as mineral streaks. As a result, this grade of flooring will always be unique and have its own character, varying from board to board.

 
Knots are divided into two main categories. A dead knot occurs when the core has been removed or has fallen out, it is subsequently filled. A live knot still has the core and generally doesn't contain a speck of filler.

When knots are filled it is not always possible to closely match the colour or colour variation of the wood. The colour of the filler used directly effects the look and appearance, therefore a small sample will not always display the overall appearance of the floor.

 
 
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