3.25″ UNIFINISHED SOLID WOOD FLOORING
1' TO 7'
Edge / End
SQUARE T&G | SQUARE
Select - NO 1 Common - NO 2 Common
Staple | Nail Down | Floating
19.5 ft per bundle | 42 Bundles per Pallet
AVAILABLE TO MATCH
select Grade "Clean"
Select grade has very few imprections or character markings also known as the “clean” grade. Select grade will be almost uniform in color, with very few knots or holes, and longer, similar length boards. Small, tight knots are permitted only every three feet.
common #1 grade "aka character"
Most commonly sold flooring grade. A flooring product which contains prominent variations in coloration and varying characters. The following are not admitted: broken knots over 1⁄2” in diameter, large grub worm holes; and splits extending through the piece. Open characters such as checks and knot holes are admitted, but it must be sound and readily fill. Not more than 20” scant stock in thickness allowed to every 5’. Minor imperfections in machining permitted. Shall admit sticker stain; varying wood characteristics, such as flag worm holes, heavy streaks, checks, and worm holes; and an occasional dark machine burn across the face not exceeding 1⁄2” wide, 1⁄64” deep and not more than two each 3’. 1⁄4 tongue allowed. Extremely dark pieces are not to be included.
common No 2 grade "aka rustic"
May contain sound natural variations of the forest product
and manufacturing imperfections. The purpose of
this grade is to furnish a floor suitable for homes, general
utility use, or where character marks and contrasting
appearance is desired. The following are not admitted:
shattered or rotten ends, large broken knots, excessive bad
millwork, shake, advanced rot, and similar unsound defects.
Dark machine burns exceeding 3⁄64” deep not admitted. Knot
holes and open characters which will readily fill are admitted. A
limited number of pieces with no tongue which may be face
nailed are admitted.
different grades for solid flooring
A little bit of education / knowledge will always help. Here at Unique Wood Products, we are a member of the NFWA and adher by their strict flooring manufacturer guidelines. There are three major grades according to NFWA (National Wood Flooring Association). With all the knowledge we learn throughout the years, we are still learning. The three most commonly used grades are: Select (Clean) , #1 Common, and #2 Common (AKA Rustic Grade | Builder Grade), The grading scale is a measure of what is known as “Character” markings or natural characteristics, e.g., variation in color from board to board, mineral streaks, presence of knots or worm holes; but they also reference average board length, milling imperfections, and other irregularities. None of these 3 different grades are better or more durable than the others – the grading is primarily a way to qualify appearance. Some people prefer the uniformity of Select grade, while others prefer a more rustic look with more character in the floor. Less character markings costs more, because there will be less of a tree that is usable. Select grade is the most expensive of the three, with #1 being a bit cheaper, and #2 Rustic grade costing considerably less than Select. SELECT grade has very few imperfections or character markings. Select grade will be almost uniform in color, with very few knots or holes, and longer, similar length boards. Small, tight knots are permitted only every 3 feet. Below are basic facts of the three grades.
Frequently asked questions
Yes. Generally, you should order about 10% more wood flooring than you need for your installation. This is a wise move because your flooring will need to be trimmed to fit your space, and after it has been cut, you likely won’t be able to use it elsewhere. You might actually want to order even more than 10% extra flooring if your flooring will have to go around stairs, a closet, a bay window or a fireplace as well. The company from which you order your flooring can give you an estimate of how much material you’ll need to finish your particular job.
UWP is based in Houston, we are greatly affected by moisture, being so close to the Gulf of Mexico. Excessive moisture can lead to numerous changes to your floor, such as cupping, buckling or cracking. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you do not use water to clean your floors.
Kitchens are one of the most popular rooms in the house for hardwood floors. Hardwood flooring is an extremely durable flooring product, built to withstand heavy traffic and give long lasting beauty with minimal maintenance. Wood floors can be installed in virtually any room of your home. However it is not recommended that it be installed in wet locations specifically the bathroom.
Wood flooring is a lot like fine wine-it becomes better with age. Of course, like any natural thing that experiences changes over time, your flooring can also experience minor color changes due to factors such as sun exposure. To keep your floors from fading, try to periodically move furniture and rugs to limit their exposure to sunshine.
The best way to maintain your floor is to sweep dust mop and/or vacuum the floors regularly. Hardwood floors also clean easily with a microfiber type dry mop. You should avoid excessive moisture. A slightly damp mop may be used to mop up a spill.
Unlike other types of floor coverings, hardwood floors can be kept looking like new with a minimum amount of effort. Never damp or wet mop your floor. Use only products designed for wood floors. Just spray and dry mop the floor.
No. You should never apply wax finish to your surface type finishes.
It is normal for hardwood floors that are exposed to sunlight to darken over a period of time. In order to eliminate the obvious tone differences, it is best to rotate rugs and furniture so that the flooring gets an equal amount of sun exposure. Any differences in light exposure will eventually fade away
Yes and No. Moisture can damage woods so hardwood floors are installed in ½ bathrooms where there are no tub or shower is present. We do not recommend to install wood floors in 3/4 or full bathrooms.
Most common in the US are Red Oak and White Oak, Choosing a species of wood involves more than selecting a color to match your décor. Other appearance-related attributes are important too, such as texture, grain, and cut. We will assist you in determining which species fit your needs.
Millions of people suffer from sensitivity to chemicals and toxins. Tests by leading allergists have proven that wood flooring provides a healthier environment for these allergy sufferers. Wood doesn’t harbor irritating dust and microorganisms… unlike some carpets.
Every hundred years or so. Simple care and maintenance keeps wood floors looking beautiful for a lifetime. Instead of laying an entirely new floor when the original is worn, wood floors can be rejuvenated with sanding and refinishing. When done by a wood flooring professional, wood floors need only to be refinished every 10 – 15 years or 10 – 12 times during a floor’s life. When a wood floor’s useful life is over, it’s completely biodegradable.
A quality hardwood floor will offer a lifetime of beauty and service and is an investment that will add considerable value to your home whether for your own enjoyment or for resale value.
Nearly every wood floor endures some separation in between boards. In winter, when homes are heated and the air is dry, wood flooring gives up some of its moisture and shrinks. When that happens, cracks appear between the boards. In the spring, when the heat is off and the indoor environment regains moisture, most gaps normally close. Wood boards become dormant, neither shrinking nor expanding with indoor humidity levels of 30-55% and temperatures of 60-85F.