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WOODS & GRADES

Pravada’s engineered floors are mostly classified as ABCD grade, a combination of each A, B, C and D wood appearance ratings. Find out what that mean to you below.

GRADE A

Clear White Oak boards. Mixture of grain types: flat, quarter sawn, rift sawn, straight and varied grain. No knots, no sapwood, no fill.

GRADE A

Clear White Oak boards. Mixture of grain types: flat, quarter sawn, rift sawn, straight and varied grain. No knots, no sapwood, no fill.

GRADE B

Clear of large knots and fill, this grade allows sapwood, heartwood mix; small tight knots, greater colour variations and grain direction changes and anomalies. As with the A grade, this grade allows for all types of grain types.

PASSION FOR DESIGN

SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

Pravada floors are constructed with the future in mind. Pravada maximizes efficiency by cutting down on the use of new raw materials which reduces our impact on the environment. Our floors use less harvested raw wood material and can be recycled or burned as fuel.

SUSTAINABILITY

GRADE C

Similar to a NOFMA 1 Common allowing minor fills with small knots. End checking and small checking is allowable provided they are 100% filled. As with the A grade, all types of grains types are allowed as well as sapwood/heartwood mixes, grain changes, larger solid knots and greater colour variations.

GRADE C

Similar to a NOFMA 1 Common allowing minor fills with small knots. End checking and small checking is allowable provided they are 100% filled. As with the A grade, all types of grains types are allowed as well as sapwood/heartwood mixes, grain changes, larger solid knots and greater colour variations.

GRADE D

Similar to NOFMA 2 Common allowing for a Rustic or Cabin grade floor. Reasonable filled knots, filled checks, cracks and grain imperfections. All natural White Oak colour variations are allowed as well as all grain types. Depending on the Pravada Series, knots and other “defects” may or may not be completely filled. This grade is designed to show the natural beauty of the White Oak tree.

PASSION FOR DESIGN

SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

Pravada floors are constructed with the future in mind. Pravada maximizes efficiency by cutting down on the use of new raw materials which reduces our impact on the environment. Our floors use less harvested raw wood material and can be recycled or burned as fuel.

SUSTAINABILITY

GRADE E

As with the D grade above, this grade also allows considerable fill throughout the boards. This grade highlights nature’s beauty utilizing the often undervalued of the centre of the White Oak tree.

GRADE E

As with the D grade above, this grade also allows considerable fill throughout the boards. This grade highlights nature’s beauty utilizing the often undervalued of the centre of the White Oak tree.

DISCLAIMER

***All wood flooring grading agencies allow for a 5% discrepancy. If a particular customer is looking for a certain grade, please make sure that extra material is purchased to attain said grade.

***The above grading system is a subjective guideline and should be considered as such. Please make sure a number of boxes are opened during installation to achieve desired look. Once installed, there can be no appearance related claims.

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