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Flooring Grade Specifications

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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

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

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Yellow Birch
When Birch lumber is graded, the majority of the Red heartwood and the Yellow sapwood are separated. The sapwood is referred to as Yellow Birch and the heartwood as Red Birch.

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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.

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

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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)

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 & 1/4"
3 & 1/4"
4 & 1/4"
5"

2" (57,15 mm)
2" (63,50 mm)
3" (82,55 mm)
2 & 1/4"
3 & 1/4"
4 & 1/4"
5"



TYPES OF FINISH AVAILABLE

High gloss

Semi-gloss

Matte

> 75% gloss

50 - 75% gloss

< 50% gloss

At Advantage Flooring, we specialize in hardwood flooring, and laminate flooring in Ottawa. We take great pride in our work and offer great results without compromises. Call us today to get started!