American Walnut Select and Better Grade (also known as Premium Grade) Unfinished Solid Hardwood Flooring will have the most even brown appearance of all the grades. However, there is still inherently color variations in heartwood and sapwood as the sapwood can range from light tan to a medium brown. NOFMA guidelines allow for a small percentage of dime to nickel sized knots very lightly sporadic within the wood flooring but no greater than 3/8” with no loose pieces. Our Select and Better Grade is processed to NWFA (National Wood Flooring Association) Rules allowing exceptionally negligible character marks (less than 5%) yet is known to be mostly medium to dark brown in overall color and grain variety with some tan sapwood in a small percentage throughout the flooring.
Walnut flooring produces a dramatically elegant floor and is known to be used in high-end residential homes and buildings. Hardwood Floor Depot works solely with NWFA certified manufacturers that start the milling process with wood that is kiln dried for 30 days at 350 degrees giving more prominent strength and quality to our material. Hardwood Floor Depot offers our Walnut Select and Better Grade flooring in 1’-7’ random length bundles. Average lengths will be between 3’-3 ¼’ with longer lengths available at request. The flooring will have a four-sided tongue and groove for ease of installation. Recommended waste factor for this grade is between 8%-10%.