Tavern or Utility
This product comes in square-edge or v-groove and may be mixed product. Will have defects, knots, open knots, missing tongues, machine burns, splits in the wood and short pieces (12"-8"). No returns allowed. Cabin, tavern, or utility grade hardwood can provide a low-cost option in hardwood. When purchasing this grade be sure to add 20%-25% to complete the project.
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. A 5% allowance per box is established for pieces exhibiting one or more milling, grading, or finishing defects.
Answered on 10/15/2010 by customer care 2