Grades of Hardwood Flooring

Tavern/Rustic Grade Hardwood


Rustic Grade Hardwood
  • Many knots, cracks, and splits (surface imperfections are not filled).
  • Short Lengths of boards.
  • Wide range of board colors.
  • This grade of hardwood was created to be a budget friendly way for home renovators to lay hardwood.
  • multiple boces must be mixed at a time to ensure the consistency of look throughout the flooring.
  • Order 20% more than your calculated needs to ensure you will have enough "good" pieces to finish your flooring.

Horizon Grade Hardwood


Horizon Grade Hardwood
  • Many knots, cracks and splits (surface imperfections are filled).
  • Only small knots are allowed, large knots are removed from grade.
  • Medium lengths of boards.
  • Wide range of board colors. Slightly less prominent than Tavern Grade.
  • Be sure to order the usual 10-15% more than your calculated needs to ensure you have enough to finish your installation.

Natural Grade Hardwood

Natural Grade Hardwood
  • Very few surface imperfections.
  • Only select knots are allowed in the boards.
  • Color of board will vary due to natural colors of wood. Will vary less than horizon grade.
  • Medium lengths of boards.
  • Be sure to order the usual 10-15% more than your calculated need to ensure you have enough to finish your installation.

Select Grade Hardwood

Select Grade Hardwood
  • Highest Grade of Hardwood.
  • No surface imperfections.
  • Only knots smaller than 1/16 inch are allowed in the boards.
  • Long length of boards.
  • More uniform color throughout flooring.
  • Order 10% more than your calculated needs to ensure you have enough to finish your installation.