Characteristics of Wood

Characteristics of Northern Maple

These floors are famous for their refined styling. Our staining process enhances these natural variations providing the best you expect.

Maple - Surface Holes and Minor Cracks

Surface holes and minor cracks

Worm holes and small variations in the natural fiber in the wood, Minor cracking in the body of the wood that comes from natural fiber growth

Maple - Sound Knots

Sound knots and repaired

A knot that is sound. Strong, not going to affect the strength of the board. Repaired would be an open defect that has had wood filler applied to it.

 

 

 

Maple - Mineral Streaks

Mineral Streaks

Wood containing accumulations of mineral matter introduced by sap flow, causing an unnatural color ranging from greenish brown to black.

 

 

 

Characteristics of Northern Oak

Unique traditional workmanship. The charm and richness of old fashion flooring with all the worlds’ natural character on display. A weathered look, color variation and knots add to a warm inviting home.

Oak - open and closed knots

OPEN AND CLOSED KNOTS

The portion of a branch or limb that has been surrounded by subsequent growth of the stem. The shape of the knot as it appears on a cut surface depends on the angle of the cut relative to the long axis of the knot.

 

 

 

Oak - Mineral Streaks

Mineral Streaks

Wood containing accumulations of mineral matter introduced by sap flow, causing an unnatural color ranging from greenish brown to black.

 

 

 

Oak - Pronounced Color Variation

Pronounced color variation

Variation between the sapwood and heartwood

 

 

 

Oak - Surface Holes

Surface holes

Worm holes and small variations in the natural fiber in the wood

 

 

 

Oak - Cracks

Cracks

Minor cracking in the body of the wood that comes from natural fiber growth

 

 

 

Oak - Closed Knot

Character or milling marks

Natural defects on the board and milling marks, caused by the machine or a person. Such as machine burn, chipping, hand scraping