What Is The Difference Between Prime and Select Grade Oak Flooring?

21st Nov 2013 @ 13:59

Choosing the right grade of oak flooring is a vital aspect when looking to put oak flooring into your home. The grading can heavily affect how the room looks, so it is important that you choose a grade that matches your environment as well as a your own tastes. When looking for a cleaner look, the is choice is generally between our prime grade and our select grade. But what exactly is the difference?

The Prime grade oak flooring, is a grade which offers just about the closest you can get to the perfection of quarter-sawn oak flooring. These boards are taken from the centre of the trunk, meaning only a small number of prime grade oak boards can be produced from each tree. Uniform in colour, and free from knots, shakes and burrs, the prime grade is for those who are looking for a sleek, minimalist look.

Prime & Select Grade

The Select grade oak flooring on the other hand offers something slightly different. This grade effectively slots in between of our character and our prime grade oak flooring. Where the prime is a completely clean board, the select will feature the very occasional pip knot or tiny crack as well as large areas of clean board. This grade is the perfect floor for those who are looking for an almost flawless finish, but with that little bit of character to break it up.

To truly appreciate these grades they do have to be seen in person, but if you would like to discuss them further then please give us a call on 01538 304584.

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