Timber Flooring Grading
Boral Timber flooring meets Australian Standards and uses the aesthetic Boral Timber grading system shown below. Grading is distinguished by selective gum veins, spirals, burls, insect trails and other natural features that give timber floors a unique character, as individual as a signature. Boral Timber flooring is not graded for colour variation or grain patterns as they form part of the natural beauty of timber flooring.
As timber is a natural material a vast degree of variety in colour, texture and naturally occurring feature can be found, even within pieces from the same log. Sanding and finishing can also affect variation in colour and may even highlight natural features within a timber floor.
Classic Grade is a subtle feature grade of timber flooring that provides a low level of natural features. The low levels of natural feature present the floor with a uniform look. As a natural product, all timber flooring will contain some degree of feature such as pinhole, gum vein and surface check.
Australiana Grade is carefully graded to include the most interesting and moderate natural features to enhance the look of a timber floor. Not only will the features be greater in quantity than Classic grade but may also be larger in size.
Natural Grade displays a high level of natural feature. Each board has natural feature, containing large knots, gum veins, pinholes and even some holes that can be filled during the laying process.