Red Oak #1 Common Grade Hardwood Flooring contains variations in coloration from board to board produced by the contrasting differences of heartwood and sapwood. #1 Common Grade also has some small knots and mineral streaks sporadic throughout the hardwood flooring. This flooring has a slight “Character” look to the overall appearance. Our #1 Common Grade is processed to NWFA (National Wood Flooring Association) Rules allowing a slight difference in coloration between each board produced by the contrasting differences of heartwood, sapwood, small tight knots, and short mineral streaks sporadic within the wood flooring.
Hardwood Floor Depot offers a full choice of Red Oak in Plain Sawn, Rift & Quartered Sawn, Rift Sawn only, Quartered Sawn only, and Live Sawn hardwood flooring alternatives in different multiple grades as well a variety of board widths. Our solid Red Oak floors are fabricated by strict NOFMA (National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association) Guidelines. 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. This material is generally packaged in 1′- 7′ Random Lengths with longer lengths accessible upon demand.
These different cutting methods are all the more dimensionally stable to withstand the regular extension and compression that ordinarily happens in wood flooring. Alongside security, these cuts additionally give a generally higher hardness rating than standard cuts. Rift Sawn produces a tight straight grain running parallel to the boards. Quarter Sawn will show the straight grain alongside a “Ribbon & Fleck” like appearance. Live Sawn cut also known as “European Oak” or “French Cut”, will show all conceivable grain appearances possibly in each piece and additionally Plain Sawn. The flooring will have a four-sided tongue and groove for simplicity of installation. Recommended waste factor for this grade is between 8%-10%.