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Appearances or wood grades
Appearances or wood grades

With Preverco, appearances are never deceiving

In the past, shopping for hardwood floors was complicated. Clients were bombarded with grades that varied from supplier to supplier. People felt as though they needed a PhD to understand the technical information of wood flooring.

But no more. We’ve stopped the technical mumbo jumbo. With our appearance-based classification for our hardwood floors, we eliminate the confusion. For Preverco, our hardwood appearances are synonymous with the floors’ looks; appearances have nothing to do with the quality of the hardwood floor. In other words, unlike traditional “grade classification systems, regardless of the appearance you choose, you will benefit from the same unmatched hardwood floor quality Preverco is known for.

Pure

A blend of wood with minor colour variations. 

Key characteristics

Natural colourLighter and more uniform in this appearance.
KnotsLimited number of small, sound knots up to 5 mm (3/16 in.) are accepted.
Splits and fissuresNone.
Mineral streaksLimited number of small streaks up to 50 mm (2 in.) long are accepted.
ChecksNone.
Other characteristics Abnormal colours are rejected (ex.: tool marks, sticker stains, discolouration, blue stains, etc.).

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Nuance

 A blend of wood with moderate colour variation. (Note: for Walnut, planks containing 15% of sapwood—or pale boards—are allowed.)

Key characteristics

Natural colourRelatively uniform with slight variations in colour. Extreme colour variations are not accepted in this appearance.
KnotsSmall, sound knots up to 5 mm (3/16 in.) are accepted.
Splits and fissuresNone.
Mineral streaksSmall streaks up to 150 mm (6 in.) are accepted.
ChecksNone.
Other characteristics Slight colour abnormalities are accepted (ex.: tool marks, sticker stains, discolouration, blue stains, etc.).

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Variation

A blend of wood with pronounced colour variation that combines all the natural colours of heartwood and sapwood. Darker and more visible wood grain. 

Key characteristics 

Natural colourAll colour variations are accepted in this appearance.
KnotsSmall, sound knots up to 5 mm (3/16 in.) are accepted.
Splits and fissuresNone.
Mineral streaksSmall streaks up to 150 mm (6 in.) are accepted.
ChecksNone.
Other characteristics Slight colour abnormalities are accepted (ex.: tool marks, sticker stains, discolouration, blue stains, etc.).

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Variation with knots

A blend of wood with pronounced colour variation that combines all the natural colours of heartwood, sapwood and knots. Darker and more visible wood grain

Key characteristics 

Natural colourAll colour variations are accepted in this appearance.
KnotsSmall, sound knots up to 50 mm (2 in.) are accepted.
Splits and fissuresSome.
Mineral streaksAccepted.
ChecksLimited number of checks less than 40 mm (1.5 in.) long that have been repaired are accepted in the area around knots.
Other characteristics Slight colour abnormalities are accepted (ex.: tool marks, sticker stains, discolouration, blue stains, etc.).

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