Our Hickory Rustic Grade, is known to have a mix of #2 Common Grade and #3 Common/Utility Grade, within the Prefinished Solid Hardwood Material. This will include knots throughout the flooring with a small percentage that may be pocket or open hole. Also expect mineral streaks, a wide variation from board to board highlighting both the Heartwood and Sapwood known to be prominent in Hickory. The Rustic Grade is known to have a shorter average board length than our higher grades of Hickory and may include some milling defects such as: splits, cracks, open knot holes, broken or missing tongues/grooves, and other natural and milling defects. The unusable percentage of this grade varies per order and is largely determined by the installers experience, the desired “Rustic” Natural look of the floor the customer is looking to achieve, as well as the customers budget.
Because of this, the product is sold “As-Is” with the customer recommended to use a higher waste factor when ordering. Overall, our Hickory Rustic Grade wood flooring offers a Substantial Savings with the final results delivering a beautiful floor with a natural rustic look.
The flooring is finished with multiple coats of Aluminum Oxide containing a UV Cure Protectant. It is packaged in 9″-7′ random lengths in protected cardboard boxes. Expect to have average lengths at almost 2′ in length. The flooring will have a 4-sided tongue and groove for easier installation.