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Definition of Grading Terms as set by The National Oak Flooring Manufacturing Association:

C

Clear: Best appearance, Best grade, most uniform color, limited small character marks, bundles 1.25' and up average length 3.75'

S

Select: Excellent appearance, limited character marks, unlimited sound sap, bundles 1.25' and up average length 3.25'

#1

Number one common: variegated, light and dark colors; knots, flags, worm holes and other character marks allowed to provide a variegated appearance after finished, bundles 1.25' and up average length 2.75'

#2

Number two common: Rustic appearance, all wood characteristics of species., bundles 1.25' and up average length 2.25'

1st

First Grade, Best appearance, natural color variation, limited character marks, unlimited sap, bundles 2' and up, 2' & 3' bundles up to 33% footage.

2nd

Second Grade, Variegated appearance, varying sound wood characteristics of species, bundles 2' and up 2' & 3' bundles up to 40% footage.

 

 

 

 

Specie Grades Widths  
Red Oak C,S,#1,#2 1.5,2,2.25,3,3.25,4,5,6,7,8
White Oak C,S,#1,#2 1.5,2,2.25,3,3.25,4,5,6,7,8
Hard Maple 1st, 2nd 2.25,3.25
White Ash C,S,#1 1.5,2.25,3,4,5,6,7
American Cherry S,#1 .75,1.5,2.25,3,4,5,6,7
Black Walnut S,#1 .75,1.5,2.25,3,4,5,6,7
Hickory S,#1 1.5,2.25,3,4,5,6,7
Yellow Poplar S 1.5,2.25,3,4,5,6,7
Wormy Maple Common 1.5,2.25,3,4,5,6,7
River Birch S 1.5,2.25,3,4,5,6,7
Red Gum S,#1 1.5,2.25,3,4,5,6,7
Sassafras S,#1 1.5,2.25,3,4,5,6,7
Pecan S,#1 1.5,2.25,3,4,5,6,7
Yellow Cypress S,#1 1.5,2.25,3,4,5,6,7
Red Beech S&B,S,#1 4,5
Yellow Birch S&B,#1 1.5,2.25,4,5
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