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Essentials to Making the Wood Flooring Grade
Choosing a grade can often present a challenge when designing your floor and maybe one of the most confusing parts of the wood flooring world. The truth is that everyone makes up their different grades as part of an internal nomenclature for specific products. As you can imagine, this makes it very hard to compare grades across manufacturers. It’s essential to understand, in specifics, how grade varies between manufacturers, so you have a clear understanding of the character included, or eliminated, from the planks.
When it comes to species, we focus on quality, offering 12 different species as well as six Reclaimed wood options. Although most domestic species have an expansive grown range, we’re proud to work with an exclusive group of sawyers. By doing so, we can ensure each species experiences ideal growing conditions in the area of the country where it can thrive. Typically this means Northern climates where the timbers grow slower, allowing them to produce a much higher quality denser timber. Regardless of what species you choose, you can have confidence in the presence and performance of your floor.
At Carlisle, we don’t need filler in our flooring. When you start with the highest timber quality available, you do not need to fill holes. Since we don’t fill any of our custom wood floors, we can offer two very straight forward grades which significantly simplifies the process. This allows you to blend these grades at any ratio you like to achieve the proper amount of character for your design. It’s important to understand not all grades are available in all wood species, but with the guidance of your Wide Plank Specialist we’ll help you achieve any specification.