This is a UV cured polyurethane finish with aluminum oxide high abrasion sealer .
It is a 3/4" x 3-1/4" Gunstock Oak Utility Shorts (Length: 12"-48") being sold for $2.06/sq. ft. and has a 5 year finish warranty.
Compared to our natural grade Gunstock Oak at $3.69/sq. ft. with a 25 Year Warranty.
The 10% waste factor is realistic for the Utility Grade if you know what your getting, this will not look like a select or even natural grade oak floor.
SUMMARY: Tavern Grade flooring will contain significant variations in wood coloration and character; however, such imperfections should still provide a serviceable floor. Tavern grade has the lowest average board length of all standard wood grades.
DETAILED: Tavern grade flooring will admit a limited amount of unfilled and unfinished open characters including open knots, splits, or cracks. Severely mis-manufactured boards, shattered or rotten ends, pieces with less than ¼tongue, or other unsound defects of a similar nature are typically not permitted. Tavern grade pre-finished flooring will contain a limited amount of pieces with finish irregularities including, but not limited to: bubbles, finish skips or lines, severe streaks, stain/color variation, surface handling scratches, and grainy surface/debris. When assembled, Tavern grade flooring may exhibit gapping that exceeds 0.031”and end/side over-wood(e.g. height variation between adjacent boards) that exceeds 0.030”.
NOTE: This grade description is intended only to provide general characteristics of the identified wood grade, and is not all-inclusive. Specific wood characteristics and acceptance criteria may vary by wood species.
Answered on 3/25/2014 by cc-2