Wood Character

There are many qualities that can influence the final appearance of hardwood flooring.  One of the first is to determine which wood character is best suited for your interior design concept.  We offer four wood character grades ranging from our a ultra clean looking Prime grade to our heavy character Rustic grade.

Rustic

Our French Oak Rustic wood is naturally distressed.  Frequent solid and filled knots are to be expected and provide a contrasting appearance for a casual but elegant look.  A wide range of color variations to be expected.  Our rustic floor looks best hand-scraped or distressed.

Available widths:  7” | 8-5/8” | 9-1/2” | 10-1/4” | 11-3/4”

Available lengths:  36” to 110-1/4”

Rustic

Our French Oak Rustic wood is naturally distressed.  Frequent solid and filled knots are to be expected and provide a contrasting appearance for a casual but elegant look.  A wide range of color variations to be expected.  Our rustic floor looks best hand-scraped or distressed.

Available widths:  7” | 8-5/8” | 9-1/2” | 10-1/4” | 11-3/4”

Available lengths:  36” to 110-1/4”

Rustic Grade Wood Character

Manoir

Our French Oak Manoir will have less pronounced color variation with some small end cracks, sound knots and black knots as found in vintage estates.  No core or sapwood will be present.  This floor looks best hand-scraped or wire-brushed.

Available widths:  7” | 8-5/8”

Available lengths:  36” to 94-1/2”

Manoir

Our French Oak Manoir will have less pronounced color variation with some small end cracks, sound knots and black knots as found in vintage estates.  No core or sapwood will be present.  This floor looks best hand-scraped or wire-brushed.

Available widths:  7” | 8-5/8”

Available lengths:  36” to 94-1/2”

Manoir Grade Wood Character

Nature

Our French Oak Nature will have consistent color tone with some variations.  The occasional sound knot and black knot.  No splits, cracks, or sapwood will be present for a natural appearance.  Our Nature grade looks best wire-brushed or smooth.

Available widths:  7” | 8-5/8”

Available lengths:  36” to 94-1/2”

Nature

Our French Oak Nature will have consistent color tone with some variations.  The occasional sound knot and black knot.  No splits, cracks, or sapwood will be present for a natural appearance.  Our Nature grade looks best wire-brushed or smooth.

Available widths:  7” | 8-5/8”

Available lengths:  36” to 94-1/2”

Natural Grade Wood Character

Prime

Our French Oak Prime will have consistent color tone with no knots except for an occasional pinhole knot. The wood will be free from splits and cracks eliminating the need for filler.  This is the highest clear grade available.  This floor looks flawless in each and every textured finish we offer.

Available widths:  7” | 8-5/8” | 9-1/2” | 10-1/4” | 11-3/4”

Available lengths:  36” to 94-1/2”

Prime

Our French Oak Prime will have consistent color tone with no knots except for an occasional pinhole knot. The wood will be free from splits and cracks eliminating the need for filler.  This is the highest clear grade available.  This floor looks flawless in each and every textured finish we offer.

Available widths:  7” | 8-5/8” | 9-1/2” | 10-1/4” | 11-3/4”

Available lengths:  36” to 94-1/2”

Prime Grade Wood Character

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