Selecting the Right Grade
When choosing the right wood flooring for your home, it’s important to remember that appearance determines the grade of flooring. Every grade of wood floor we offer meets the same standards of strength and reliability, and is made from high-quality lumber that has been properly aged and kiln-dried before machining. All grades of wood flooring, from our NOFMA-graded wood to our own custom Cabin Grade, are equally-serviceable flooring products.
The grade of a piece of wood is decided by its amount of “character,” which is the amount of gnarls, color streaks, or color variations within and between boards. While we do pride ourselves on adhering to NOFMA standards of grading, these standards do contain a degree of subjectivity, and each grade allows for a range of uniformity.