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What does ‘grading’ actually mean? 

   

In nature, no one tree is like another, and even within one tree, the wood can look very different. Exactly the same applies to parquet and Lindura wood flooring: As a living piece of nature, no plank is the same as any other; every single one is characterised by its structure, its variety of hues, and its surface treatment and finish, resulting in different styles of floors that significantly shape the overall impression of a room. 

Our Longlife parquet is available in eleven different gradings and opens up a whole variety of options for you to find the most beautiful foundation for your home. Each grading has its own unique characteristics: The ‘harmonious’ grading, for example, is defined by its calm, balanced look, whilst the ‘rustic’ grading has knots and cracks that have been partially filled.


An overview of our eleven parquet gradings: 

Harmonious
It's all about the natural mix: For the ‘harmonious’ grading, we choose woods with a calm look as well as a balanced and natural variety of hues. They contain a few tightly intergrown knots and brownwood and do not have any sapwood. Occasional, professionally filled cracked knots may appear in the Penta PD 450 collection.

Ambience
For a calm overall look: Planks in this grading have a natural variety of hues with a few small knots. Sapwood and slight cracks ensure the balanced interplay between liveliness and elegance.

Natural
Small knots, both intergrown and professionally filled, and a few occasional cracks ensure a balanced overall look. Small cracks that cannot be filled and knots may appear.

Lively 
In this grading, we deliberately offer surfaces with strong colours and structures, which emphasise the wood's natural character. Healthy knots, sapwood and brownwood are part of the overall lively image. Our oak planks and oak maxi strips do not have any sapwood. Cracked knots are professionally filled. Small cracks that cannot be filled and knots may appear.

Vital 
Real woods with a distinctive variety of hues and structures provide the basis for this grading. Larger knots and occasional cracks enhance the overall lively appearance. There is no sapwood in this grading. Cracked knots and cracks are professionally filled. Small cracks that cannot be filled and knots may appear.

Authentic 
Based on the ‘vital’ grading, cracked knots and cracks are deliberately filled unevenly and marked here. This lends the laid floor a natural, very lively appearance.

Country 
Real woods with a distinctive variety of hues and structures form the basis for this grading. Larger knots and occasional cracks are deliberately filled unevenly and marked, and they enhance the overall lively appearance. Combined with the unevenly produced joint patterns between the individual strips and on the planks, this results in a very impressive surface.

Distinctive 
An interesting, vibrant variety of hues and structures emphasises the distinctive character of this floor. Sapwood and brownwood as well as distinctive knots and occasional cracks define the floor's impressive appearance. Cracked knots and cracks are professionally filled. Small cracks that cannot be filled and knots may appear.

Mountain 
Based on the ‘distinctive’ grading with its strong colours and structures, more sapwood and brownwood and distinctive knots, all cracked knots and cracks are deliberately filled unevenly and marked.

Rustic
In this grading, we deliberately offer surfaces with strong colours and structures, which emphasise the wood's natural character. Larger knots, occasional cracks and sapwood are part of the overall rustic look. Cracked knots and cracks are professionally filled. Small cracks that cannot be filled and knots may appear. 

Canyon 
This grading uses oak surfaces with a truly unique rustic look and a distinctive variety of hues and structures. The raw, natural character of the floor is emphasised by larger knots and varying degrees of cracks, which are deliberately filled unevenly and marked.

Lindura wood flooring is available in four different gradings: 

Rustic 
This grading provides a rustic appearance with an interesting variety of hues and structures. Isolated sapwood elements and healthy distinctive knots are not limited in their diameter or frequency. The raw, natural character of the floor is emphasised by larger knots and varying degrees of cracks, which are individually filled using wood powder technology.

Authentic 
This grading creates an authentic look that comes very close to the look of rustic grading. A variety of hues and structures, isolated sapwood elements and healthy knots are not limited in their diameter or frequency and create an authentic and natural look. Cracked knots and cracks are filled using wood powder technology. The deep brushing creates a whole new surface feel and rounds off the natural, authentic overall look.

Lively 
In this grading, we deliberately offer surfaces with strong colours and structures, which emphasise the wood's natural character. Healthy distinctive knots and splints are part of the overall lively image. Like in the ‘natural’ grading, cracked knots and cracks are filled perfectly using wood powder technology.

Natural 
For the ‘natural’ grading, we choose surfaces with a balanced variety of hues. Healthy tightly intergrown knots and occasional cracks are part of the floor’s overall natural look. The wood powder technology ensures perfectly filled cracked knots and cracks.