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Moisture movement is another thing to look at when picking your floor. And with moisture I mean moisture in the air. Oak is a wood that spreads out greatly when the air is more moist . and when using an oak floor it ought to have ample space to expand (called an expansion gap) or else the wood will be twisting and producing a very unsightly and uneven surface. Every wood has moisture movement you just need to know what amount . and make sure your fitters know what they are doing. And if your climate has a large temperature and moisture difference you might want to pick a wood type that extends barely .
The finest grade for wood is the classic grade it has the lightest colour variance , the straightest grains and the least quantity of knots. Character grade wood has more variety in colour and in texture , a wilder grain and some surface checks. Knots are up to 30mm in diameter and in hardwood. version they are generally filled in . Rustic Grade wood has even more articulated . features then Character graded wood and can include cracks and black knots. All rustic graded features are filled in prior to sealing but typically could use a bit more sanding.
Wood is split up in a variation of grades to help to set apart the aesthetic distinction among each piece of wood. The key three grades are: Classic, Character and Rustic. Timbers with a large colour variance will have the colour added to its grade. For instance Classic White Ash .