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Grading of Oak Wood Flooring is a contentious issue because every manufacturer has its own system and there is no international Standard. Wood flooring needs to be seen to understand the grading of Oak rather than text. We have added images here of the different species of Oak and how the grading looks. The European oak width is 200mm wide and the White Oak is 190mm and 240mm wide. We hope this helps you understand the look of the grading in our engineered wood flooring.
These veneers of wood flooring are unfinished with no filler for the knots. For old buildings, the best is the EF grade European Oak if you want that old rustic timber floor look.
Prime Hard Maple flooring can come in may grades. We will only supply the AB grade which is prime because it does not have the black streaks you see in most Maple floors which is where the iron oxides drawn up by the Maple tree leave dark marks within the timber. If you but cheap Maple floors you will get this and sapwood which is very soft.
The beauty of Maple floors is that the patina changes over time to become a warm golden colour, We will only use Bona Commercial Natural lacquer on our Maple. It is too hard to accept an oiled finish and the lacquer with due care and attention will last as long as the floor.
We have installed our Maple floors in Museum and Dance halls and it is very hard with a dense grain. It is harder on the Janka tests than Oak.
You can see our Prime Maple veneers for our engineered floors above.