Oak Flooring

Grades of Oak Flooring (click on a picture for more details)
Red Oak White Oak  
Select and Better
Relatively free of character marks.
The most consistent in color.
Thin brown streaks, burls, checks, pin holes, and sapwood are permitted.
No. 1 Common
Variegated in appearance.
Both light and dark colors.
Natural wood characteristics including: knowts, wormholes, and dark streaks.
Interesting and attractive.
No. 2 Common
Lots of color. Unlimited knotholes, stains, dark streaks, and other natural imperfections.
Exhibits uniqueness of natural wood.
Serviceable yet rustic and economical.