Unfinished Hardwood Flooring
Unfinished Hardwood Flooring is Flooring That Requires Sanding and Finishing On-site After Installation Is Complete
This type of solid hardwood flooring is typically 3/4" in thickness, tongue and grooved with end-matching, and available widths range from 2-1/4" to 5" wide. Plank flooring wider than 5" is available, but ordinarily on a special order basis.
Unfinished hardwood flooring is usually a square-edged product with some exceptions. Board lengths on manufactured flooring will range from 12" up to 78" on a random length basis. Long length flooring is available on a special order basis. Unfinished hardwood flooring must be stapled or nailed over an approved plywood sub-floor and must be installed on or above grade (1st floor or second floor, no basement).
Grades of Unfinished Hardwood Flooring
|Clear / 1st Grade*
Clear or 1st grade flooring refers to the cleanest grade of flooring, containing the least amount of color variation and no knots. Board lengths can vary from 12" to 78" but generally have a longer average length, usually around 3' long.
|Select & Better / 2nd Grade*
Select & Better or 2nd grade flooring refers to flooring that has more color variation and can contain some small pin knots. 2nd grade also allows for some sticker stain (stain left as a result of stacking boards during the drying process). Board lengths can vary from 12" to 78" but generally have a medium average length of 2.5' long.
|Natural / 3rd Grade*
3rd Grade flooring can be referred to as #1 or #2 Common and generally describes flooring with a full range of color which include mineral streaks, sticker stain (stain left as a result of stacking boards during the drying process), and solid knots of varying size. Board lengths can vary from 12" to 78" but have a shorter average length, usually around 2' in length.
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