Where To Use Barn Grade Oak Flooring

9th Dec 2013 @ 16:51

Choosing the right grade of oak flooring for your environment is a hugely important aspect when purchasing your floor. The floor can quite literally change the whole appearance of the room, so it is vital that you choose the right grade to match your requirements.

The “roughest" grade we have available is the barn grade, sometimes referred to as rustic or pub grade in the oak flooring industry. This grade is known for its large amount of knots, cracks, shakes, colour shakes and even some holes. This grade really is designed for those looking for absolute maximum character from their oak floor. The barn grade oak boards can often appear to be darker than the likes of the character and select grade oak floors. This is simply because of the increased number of knots and burrs.

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The barn grade can look its best in environments such as Tudor cottages or Irish themed pubs. This grade can really come into its own in areas which require a more “rural" look, such as old barns.

Once barn grade has been finished with a hard wax oil, such as the Blanchon Hard Waxoil, the oak will become warmer in tone and really come alive. Recently a customer described the barn grade as looking “innocent enough before it as waxed but as soon as the wax went on it didn’t acquire character so much as attitude. Love it!"

If you would like to learn more regarding the barn grade, then please give us a call on 01538 304584.

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