What are the grades of timber available?

Timber is a natural product, which means that flooring will have differing degrees of feature such as pinhole, gum vein and surface checking. Flooring timber is generally available in the following grades:

Select grade: little or no natural features, presents as a clear floor

Standard grade: some natural features are present in the floorboards, with more apparent and larger in size than in select grade timber

Feature grade: more natural features than standard grade – has the most character

Note that the grade only refers to how the timber looks. Quality is determined by the standard of the manufacturing process. Timber & Rose only offers the highest quality, manufactured flooring. This eliminates issues when it comes to laying and using the floor, such as boards not fitting together evenly, or warping and lifting.