Acrylic ImpregnatedThe wood is infected with Acrylic to increase its hardness level.
BetterThis type of Oak has smaller knots and comparatively darker graining than others.
BuckleWhen the humidity level rises, wood expands and causes the planks to buckle.
ClearThis kind of Oak has no blemishes or knots and is more expensive than others.
Janka Hardness TestIn this test, a .444 inch steel ball is embedded to half its diameter in the piece of wood. The force required to accomplish this is measured.
Number 1 CommonThe quality of Oak has more knots and darker graining.
Number 2 CommonThe quality of Oak also has more knots and darker graining.
Rotary CutA method of cutting that helps to get bolder graining patterns.
SelectThis quality of Oak has slightly smaller knots and lighter graining.
Sliced CutThis cutting process helps to get a more uniform and consistent pattern.
Stapled DownIn this process of installation, 1-1/2 to 2-inch staples are used to attach the wood floor to the subfloor using a pneumatic gun.