Character Grade Or Castle Grade Engineered Oak Flooring?
On the face of it, our Character grade and Castle grade engineered oak flooring could both appear to be similar in style and suited for the same environments. So what are the key differences between these grades?
Along the scale, both of these are very similar in terms of their levels of character. The character grade engineered oak flooring and the castle grade engineered oak flooring both feature knots of varying size, shakes, cracks, fissures as well as areas of perfectly grained oak.
The most defining difference between these grades is the difference in the surface. Like many of our grades, the character grade features a flat surface. This means the top solid oak layer is 6mm thick and completely flat and even.
However, for the Castle grade the boards have an undulating surface. This means the solid oak layer ranges from 3mm-6mm, creating a texture that is unmatched by other floors. For those who are wanting more than a flat plank, the castle grade provides added depth.
The top solid oak layer of each of these grades is bonded to 14mm of Siberian birch ply. This engineered structure brings added stability, allowing the floor to be laid using a number of different methods and in an range of different environments.
Our character grade engineered oak flooring is currently available in widths of 140mm 160mm, 180mm, 200mm and 220mm. The castle grade engineered oak flooring is currently available in widths of 160mm, 180mm, 200mm and 220mm. For both grades, we have our usual long lengths of over 2 metres.
To really appreciate either of these grades, we always recommend you take a look at them in person. If you do wish to discuss them further with us, please give us a call on 01538 304584.