Options

Following are descriptions of the options available for your flooring.

Options include:

Grade

The grade of the flooring describes its coloring, allowable "defects" such as knots, and possibly grain. Not all grades are available in each type of wood, and some types of wood have additional grades.

Standard
Country A rustic look with sound knots and strong color variance
Select Clear of knots but still a mix of lighter and darker colors
Prime Clear, and only the predominant color
Eastern White Pine Only
Barn Style Like Country, but with circular saw marks left on surface
Rustic Like Country, but planed to ¾" and the following are allowed: larger knots, split knots, spike knots, black knots, ingrown bark, rough spots
Red Oak / White Oak Only
Quartered Like Select, but sawn for its secondary "ray fleck" graining figure and extreme stability
Rift Like Select, but sawn for its exceptional straight grain and extreme stability

Joint

The flooring joint determines how the boards are fit together; the joint mechanism lies along the edge(s) of the board. Joints are available for all types of wood unless otherwise noted.

Tongue & Groove Cross-section of Tongue & Groove flooring One edge has a rectangular piece sticking out in the center and the other edge has a rectangular piece cut into it

Face nails or screws recommended for boards 10" and wider

ShipLap Cross-section of ShipLap flooring One edge has a rectangular piece sticking out at the bottom and the other edge has a rectangular piece cut into it

Face nails or screws required

Square Edge Cross-section of Square Edge flooring

No joint - the boards lay flush to each other

Face nails or screws required

(Pine only)

Pattern

The pattern of the flooring is functional or decorative shaping along the top edges of the board that creates a pattern when the boards are put next to each other.
All patterns are available for any joint.

Square Cross-section of Square flooring

No shaping along the edges of the board - the edges are square

Microbevel Cross-section of Microbevel flooring

A small groove in the shape of a V

Standard width of the groove is 0.100", but can be 0.030"-0.250" upon request

V-Groove Cross-section of V-Groove flooring

A groove in the shape of a V

Standard width of the groove is 0.250", but can be 0.250"-0.375" upon request

Beadboard Cross-section of Beadboard flooring

A groove 0.500" wide in the shape of a V with a semicircle 0.250" wide in the center that almost comes flush with the face of the board

Additionally, there is another bead in the center of the face

Miscellaneous

Sanding Sanding Disc

Sanding is available for an additional $0.45 / Square Foot.

Not available with a Square pattern

End Trimming

End trimming is available at additional cost. This process enables quick and easy installation without needing a precise cut on the end of the planks since we do it for you. If ordering Micro-Bevel pattern, we can also Micro-Bevel the cut ends to match. Price varies by grade and pattern. Please ask for pricing based on your particular needs.

Pre-finishing Finish and Rag

Pre-finishing is available at additional cost. It includes end trimming and varying sheen levels and stain colors. Price varies by quantity, species and grade. Please ask for pricing based on your particular needs.

Not available with a Square pattern

Cut Nails Cut Nail

Nails are required for flooring with a Square Edge joint, and recommended for any flooring 10" and wider.

We offer old-fashioned cut nails from Tremont. For pricing or more information, contact us.

Quick Reference

Grades

  • Country
  • Select
  • Prime
  • Barn Style
  • Rustic
  • Quartered
  • Rift

Joints

  • Tongue & Groove
  • ShipLap
  • Square Edge

Patterns

  • Square
  • Microbevel
  • V-Groove
  • Beadboard

Miscellaneous

  • Sanding
  • Pre-finishing
  • Cut Nails