Hardwood Floor Technical Help
a guide to the comparisons of hardwood flooring
Explanation Of Grades
Nature Grade is selected to show a wide range of the wood's natural characteristics. They contain knots, dead knots, hearts and some colour variation.
Prime Grade is selected for it's clean, uniform apprearance. It contains minimal knots, sap and colour variation.
Explanation Of Profiles
Refers to the edge of the plank that is left square after machining. It will give you a smooth surface after sanding
The bevel defines the edge of the board and can add beauty to the floor. The bevel is usually 3mm in depth.
A smaller version of a bevel, where the sharp edge of the board is planed. The micro bevel is typically 1.5mm in depth
Solid Wood is a traditional flooring choice. Each board in these ranges is a single piece of solid wood that is expertly cut to varied lengths and widths. A solid hardwood floorboard can be re-sanded many times and can last over a centuary. Solid wood does not sit flat on the floor, it has living form and responds to the environment. They create a gentle but noticable sensation underfoot. Solid wood floors are hard wearing and resilient. A great choice for traditionalists.
Engineered Wood is a range of derivative wood products which are manufactured by binding or fixing the strands, particles, fibers, or veneers or boards of wood, together with adhesives, or other methods of fixation to form composite materials. These products are engineered to precise design specifications which are tested to meet national or international standards. Engineered wood products are used in a variety of applications, from home construction, commercial buildings to industrial products.