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FLOORING GRADE SPECIFICATIONS

for Canadian Mills

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Upper part of picture is Unfinished, Lower part of picture is Prefinished (clear).

species Clear Select & Better #1 Common #2 Common

Hard Maple

Sapwood is ivory white with a slight reddish-brown tinge.
Heartwood is greyish brown to dark tan.
Close grain, uniform, polishes well.

Yellow Birch

Sapwood is creamy white to light yellow.
Heartwood is reddish brown..
Close grain, uniform, grain pattern similar to hard maple's but 25% softer.

Red Oak

Light pink to dark reddish brown.
Open grain, a porous and coarse-textured ring.

White Ash

Sapwood is light creamy white.
Heartwood is light to dark brown. Open grain, a porous and coarse-textured ring.

Beech

Sapwood is white.
Heartwood is reddish brown.
Straight to interlocking grain, close textured
   

Cherry

Sapwood is white to light creamy yellow.
Heartwood varies from rich/deep red to reddish brown. Close textured. The heartwood grain and color impart feelings of elegance and refinement.
   

Walnut

Sapwood is whitish to pale brown..
Heartwood is pale to chocolate brown.
Close textured, diffuse pores.
   

CLEAR

Best appearance. Selected for uniformity of light color. Slight variation in the natural sapwood color (sticker stain is not considered a defect). Limited small character marks. Pin knots allowed. Mineral streaks of less than 1/8" x 1" (3 x 25 mm). No checks or splits. Minimum length: 12" (30 cm).

SELECT AND BETTER

Combination of clear and select grades. The most standard high grade hardwood flooring sold on the world market. Excellent appearance. Variation in the natural sapwood color (sticker stain is not considered a defect). Limited character marks. Sound knots of less than 1/8" x 4" (3 x 100 mm). No stains, checks, or splits. Minimum length: 12" (30 cm).

#1 COMMON

Variegated Appearance. All color variations allowed. Sound knots less than 3/8" (10 mm), flags, worm holes, and mineral streaks allowed. No splits, holes, or voids. Minimum length: 10" (25 cm).

#2 COMMON

Rustic appearance. All color variations allowed. All characteristics of the species allowed. A serviceable floor after knot holes, worm holes, checks, splits, and other imperfections are filled and finished. Minimum length: 10" (25 cm).

STANDARD INDUSTRY GRADES
UNFINISHED PREFINISHED
Clear
Select & better
#1 Common
#2 Common
Select & better
#1 Common

 

STANDARD DIMENSIONS AVAILABLE
Thickness in. (mm) 25/32" (19,8 mm)
33/32" (26,2 mm)
3/4" (19 mm)
Width in. (mm) 1" (38,10 mm)
1" (44,45 mm)
2" (50,80 mm)
2" (57,15 mm)
2" (63,50 mm)
3" (82,55 mm)
2" (57,15 mm)
2" (63,50 mm)
3" (82,55 mm)

 

TYPES OF FINISH AVAILABLE
High gloss Semi-gloss Matte
> 75% gloss 50 - 75% gloss < 50% gloss