Wooden grades- what's the difference?
When it comes to buying the right flooring, there are so many things to consider that it can become a bit over whelming, especially when you don’t know where to start!
Wood flooring has become increasingly more popular than ever and it’s easy to see why. Its charm and charisma adds sophistication to any home, as well creating a timeless appeal.
So, let’s say you’ve decided to go for wooden flooring, then comes the question of which grade to go for; something you’ll need to be well aware of before picking your dream flooring.
Prime/ A Grade
This grade of wood contains minimal knots offering a clean contemporary look to your living space. This is perfect if you enjoy the look of wood but want something a little plainer and clean cut. Prime grade flooring often compliments any interior due to its neutral appearance, therefore you have a little more freedom when furnishing your home!
Common/ AB Grade
With this grade you can preserve the wood’s natural splendour with all the practical protection. It shows more character and authenticity than a classic grade but less so than rustic. You still get the desirable random variation of knots while achieving that slick look. Its relaxed neutral appearance would suit a bedroom or living room, where calmness is sought after.
Classic/ ABC Grade
A classic grade allows the natural variation of wood without too much of the authentic knots and grains to be too obvious. It is worth remembering that the planks will all differ in terms of slight colour difference, knots and grains.
Rustic/ ABCD Grade
This grade is very natural flowing and no limits to the number of knots and grains it contains.The colour may also vary, as this grade is purposely been preserved to keep it as naturalistic as possible.
Although these grades are all very similar, there are subtle differences, both in terms of colour variation and the number of knots in the wood, but if you’re keen on getting everything in place, then pay attention to these grades.