Practically free of defects, made up mostly of
heartwood. Most uniform color, with limited small character marks.
Almost clear, with more of the normal
characteristics such as knots and color varioations. Unlimited
sound sap wood (lighter in color).
No. 1 Common
More markings than clear or select. Light and
dark colors, knots and other character marks provide a variegated
appearance. Often the common grades are selected because of
their natural, rustic appearance.
No. 2 Common
The most knots, imperfections and color
variations. A natural looking, economical floor after knot holes,
checks and other imperfections are filled and finished.