QUALITY REQUIREMENTS AND FINISHES OF OAK FLOORBOARDS

OAK FLOORBOARDS ARE RATED ACCORDING TO THREE QUALITY SPECIFICATIONS:

Select (without knots) Nature (with amount of knots) Rustic (With knots)
SELECT


The wood is carefully selected. 
The natural wood tree-ring pattern and medullary rays are visible. Single knots up to 5 mm allowed - no fillings. Any other defects are not allowed.
The wood pattern and the wood colour tone depends on wood-tree pattern, what is typical for the oak wood texture.

                NATURE 
The wood products range includes natural-looking wood planks. Natural wood-grained pattern is clearly visible. The colour tones shows set of knots locations,unlimited number of small knots. Allowed up to 20 mm knots, which are filled. Sapwood, central core, cracks and knots on edge are not allowed. The floorboards made out of NATURE grade planks are suitable for any interior.


                RUSTIC


Wood is characterised by the number of knots, and colour unevenness, has unlimited number of fine and up to 60 mm knots.

Fallen knots are being filled with special oak filler. Small hallows are acceptable. The central core is allowed. Oak grain pattern is heavily exposed.

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THREE TYPES OF FINISHINGS FOR OAK FLOORBOARDS:

 

Smooth surface Brushed surface Surface brushed in two directions
     SMOOTH SURFACE



Smooth (sanded) oak surface 
using #180 grit

     BRUSHED SURFACE

This treatment is done with special bristles, to enhance the beautiful structure of oak. Scrubbing with bristles is done in parallel to the grain. Wire-brushing pulls out soft grain 
from the growth rings.



  CROSS-BRUSHED SURFACE


This treatment is done with special bristles, to enhance the beautiful structure of oak. Scrubbing with bristles is done both in parallel and perpendicular to the grain. Cross-Brushing leaves delicate cross-lines, similar to raw cut wood sawmarks.