FLOORING GRADE SPECIFICATIONS

for American Mills

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Red Oak

Select

The face must be of best appearance but may contain sap, small streaks, pin wormholes, burls, slight imperfections in milling that can be sanded out at installation and small tight knots. Average length 3 feet.

Common #1

Has varying natural wood characteristics such as flags, heavy streaks and checks, wormholes, knots and minor imperfections. Average length 2 feet.

Common #2

This rustic grade may contain sound natural variations of all types and manufacturing imperfections. This grade offers an economical floor and the natural character marks and contrasting appearance some consumers desire. Average length 2 feet.



White Oak

Select & Better

The face must be of best appearance but may contain sap, small streaks, pin wormholes, burls, slight imperfections in milling that can be sanded out at installation and small tight knots. Average length 3 feet.

#1 Common

Has varying natural wood characteristics such as flags, heavy streaks and checks, wormholes, knots and minor imperfections. Average length 2 feet.

#2 Common

This rustic grade may contain sound natural variations of all types and manufacturing imperfections. This grade offers an economical floor and the natural character marks and contrasting appearance some consumers desire. Average length 2 feet.



Cherry

Select & Better

The face must be practically free of defects, with the varying natural color of the wood not to be considered a defect. The face may have small streaks, pin wormholes, burls, slight imperfections in milling that can be sanded out at installation and small tight knots. Average length 3 feet.

#2 Common

This rustic grade may contain sound natural variations of all types and manufacturing imperfections. Has varying natural wood characteristics such as flags, heavy streaks, wormholes and knots. Average length 2 ? feet.



Ash

Select & Better

The face will have natural color variations with unlimited sap and limited character marks. The face may have small streaks, pin wormholes, burls, slight imperfections in milling that can be sanded out at installation and small tight knots. Average length 3 feet.

#2 Common

This rustic grade may contain sound natural variations of all types and manufacturing imperfections. Will have varying natural wood characteristics such as flags, heavy streaks, wormholes and knots. Average length 2 feet.



Maple

1st Grade

The face will have natural color variations with unlimited sap and limited character marks. These marks can include pin wormholes, burls, slight imperfections in milling which can be sanded out at installation, and small tight knots. Average length 3 feet.

2nd & 3rd Grades

This rustic grade may contain sound natural variations of all types and manufacturing imperfections. This grade offers an economical floor and the natural character marks and contrasting appearance some consumers desire. Average length 2 feet.



Hickory

1st Grade

The face must be practically free of defects, but the varying natural color of the wood shall not be considered a defect. The face may have minimum pin wormholes, burls, slight imperfections in milling which can be sanded out at installation, and small tight knots. Average length 3 feet.

2nd & 3rd Grades

This rustic grade may contain sound natural variations of all types and manufacturing imperfections. This grade offers an economical floor and the natural character marks and contrasting appearance some consumers desire. Average length 2 feet.



Walnut

Select & Better

The face must be practically free of defects; this grade is color selected for black uniformity. The face may have small streaks, pin wormholes, burls, slight imperfections in milling that can be sanded out at installation and small tight knots. Average length 3 feet.

#2 Common

This rustic grade may contain sound natural variations of all types and manufacturing imperfections. Great difference in color with both light sapwood and dark heartwood in this grade; also varying natural wood characteristics such as flags, heavy streaks, wormholes and knots. Average length 2 feet.