Our grades

6 grades for all styles

The grade of wood is one way to classify hardwood flooring according to the different plank textures and natural features. Knots, mineral streaks, shakes and checks, or other character traits do not impact the quality of the planks. The choice of grade is also a matter of design preference and will depend on the look that you want your floor to have. Wickham Flooring offers up to 6 grades of wood depending on the range of hardwood or engineered wood floors that you choose.

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Select & Better Grade

  • Uniform color
  • Minimum length of 14 inches
  • Average length of 30 to 32 inches depending on the species and plank width
Available for hardwood flooring.

Select Grade

  • Approximately 70% of planks are Select & Better grade —30% of color variations
  • Black or brown mineral streaks accepted
  • Minimum length of 12 inches
  • Average length of 40 to 43 inches depending on the species and plank width
Available for engineered flooring.

Canadian Plus Grade

  • 50% of planks are Select & Better grade and 50% Natural grade
  • Black or brown mineral streaks accepted
  • Sound closed knots accepted, no paste filler accepted
  • Minimum length of 12 inches
  • Average length of 32 to 36 inches depending on the species and plank width
Available for hardwood flooring.

Natural Grade

  • All color variations accepted
  • Black or brown mineral streaks accepted
  • Sound closed knots accepted, no paste filler accepted
  • Minimum length of 12 inches
  • Average length of 25 to 29 inches depending on the species and plank width
Available for hardwood flooring.

Builder Grade

  • Mix of Natural (70%) and Rustic (30%) grades
  • All color variations accepted
  • Knots, and shakes and checks accepted
  • Pith and worm holes accepted
  • Minimum length of 10 inches
  • Average length of 27 to 29 inches depending on the species and plank width
Available for hardwood flooring.

Cottage Grade

  • Mixture of Select (45%), Natural (40%) and Rustic (15%) grades
  • All color variations accepted
  • Knots, and shakes and checks accepted
  • Pith and worm holes accepted
  • Minimum length of 10 inches
  • Average length of 40 to 43 inches depending on the species and plank width
Available for engineered flooring and hardwood flooring.

Rustic Grade

  • All color variations accepted
  • Knots, and shakes and checks accepted
  • Pith and worm holes accepted
  • Minimum length of 10 inches
  • Average length of 15 to 18 inches depending on the species and plank width
Available for hardwood and engineered flooring.

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