What Is Barn Grade Oak Flooring?
Barn grade, or rustic or pub grade as it is sometimes known in the oak flooring industry, appeals to those who are looking for maximum character from their oak flooring.
In terms of grading, barn grade boards feature more character than any other grade available. This means the boards have a high number of knots, burrs, colour streaks, shakes, cracks and even some holes.
Barn grade floors can often appear to be darker in tone than character and select grade floors. This is simply because of the increased number of knots and burrs. Once finished with a hard wax oil such as the Blanchon Hard Wax Oil, the boards will become even warmer in tone.
This grade is great for environments such as traditional country pubs, rural camping barns or Tudor cottages. Barn grade brings unrivalled character, creating a real rustic feel.
The barn grade 20mm solid oak flooring is available in widths of 120mm, 140mm, 160mm, 180mm, and 200mm. Like all of our oak flooring these boards are tongue and grooved with a micro-bevel along the length of the board, and available in our usual long lengths.
Further to our 20mm version, we also have a 14mm version available of the same grade. Our Grange (French for barn) grade contains all of the same character as you would expect to see from our standard barn grade. The 14mm boards are designed to be laid over the top of an wooden subfloor. Once laid our 14mm boards are indistinguishable from our standard 20mm boards.
For June 2014 only, we have some unsanded 14mm grange available on special offer, which can be seen in more detail by clicking here.