Cabin-grade floors allow unlimited character marks and milling defects. Because wood is a natural material, no two boards are ever going to be the same. A floor of one grade or brand name may appear slightly different than another floor of the same name.
What is Cabin Grade? Cabin grade flooring will have defects, knots, open knots, missing tongues, machine burns, splits in the wood and short pieces (12"-8"). Sold as is- no returns This product comes in square-edge or v-groove and may be mixed product.
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I'm beginning to realize that a lot of people out there don't know that there are different grades of hardwood flooring! Each grade has its own particular characteristics and appearance. Especially pertaining to Oak hardwood flooring, the 3 most commonly used grades are:
The Cabin grade of our Barn-board Oak flooring has more aging and distressed character than our standard grade does. Our Cabin Grade will typically have more open knots, checking and saw marks. It will also have occasional milling defects (such as partially broken tongues, etc) as long as the planks are usable.
Cabin grade, shop grade, or tavern grade hardwoods should produce a very attractive floor, but it's important to keep your expectations realistic. 95% of our customers who order fifteen to twenty percent overage on Cabin or Shop Grade are able to complete their flooring project.