Hardwood Grades

Grading is a means of rating boards according to variations in the wood’s natural colour. Superior uses 4 different grades to categorize our hardwood. These range 
from extremely uniform grades such as Clear Grade to grades such as Heritage, which present a rustic feel with more pronounced natural colour and variation.

Learn about each of our grades and discover the natural wood look that fits your style!

Clear  |  Premier  |  Select  |  Heritage

 


Clear

Clear Grade represents the highest quality product available in the prefinished marketplace. This grade is exceptionally uniform in both colour consistency and clarity and as such variations caused by staining, checking and mineral streaks, pin knots and character marks are not found in this grade. With no more than 3 pieces in a row (7.5’) when boxed these long boards produce a floor that is very clean and consistent.
Board Length: 10” through to 7½’

Maple / Natural / Original Series / Clear
Hard Maple / Natural / Original Series / Clear 

 


Premier

Premier Grade highlights some of the colour variation that is found in natural wood. However, the overall look of this floor is exceptionally clean because the Premier Grade does not contain character marks, pin knots, open knots, mineral streaks, stains, or checking. Premier Grade boards feature our longest lengths with a maximum of 3 pieces in a row (7.5’) when boxed.
Board Length: 10” through to 7½’

Maple / Natural / Original Series / Premier
Hard Maple / Natural / Original Series / Premier

 


Select

This grade displays the wood’s natural medley of colour and character. Superior Flooring’s Select Grade features all of wood’s natural features: colour variation, mineral streaking, small surface knots and checking. This creates a floor that is full of visual texture. Neither filled nor open knots are found in this grade. The longer board lengths in Select Grade accommodate a maximum of 3 pieces in a row (7.5’) when boxed.
Board Length: 10” through to 7½’

Maple / Natural / Original Series / Select
Hard Maple / Natural / Original Series / Select

 


Heritage

Heritage Grade flooring has all the features of Select while it also includes an allowance for large filled knots that can be up to two inches in diameter. Every floor made with Heritage Grade flooring is uniquely different than the next which makes it a great product for those who want an extraordinary and diverse floor.
Board Length: 10” through to 7½’

Maple / Natural / Original Series / Heritage
Hard Maple / Natural / Antique Series / Heritage