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Character grade wood flooring

This page brings together and highlights a lot of the best selling Character Grade hardwood flooring collections offered. Simply scroll down and click on any manufacturer that you would like more information on.

Character Grade hardwood flooring is perfect for country homes and homeowners looking for a unique alternative to very clean looking traditional floors. The floors listed below may feature darker grain patterns, worm holes, large to medium sized knots and other natural properties. These floors are 1st quality (unless otherwise stated) and the quality is the same as a Clear or Select and Better grade, it's simply a rustic visual.


Vintage Hardwood Flooring

Vintage Flooring is one of the best manufacturers of hardwood flooring. They are based in Canada and for years have produced top quality, innovative products that homeowners absolutely love. They offer a Maple Character Grade that exudes beauty, really relishing the natural character and color variation of a character grade Maple

Vintage also offers a variety of other wood species in an expressive Character Grade including: White Oak Character Grade, Hickory Character Grade, Black Walnut Character Grade and Red Oak Character Grade. The Black Walnut Character Grade flooring from Vintage Flooring is perfect if you're looking for a warmer essence natural. Shown below is the Vintage Flooring Smooth Black Walnut Character Grade installed:

And Vintage Flooring also offers a Sculpted version of Black Walnut Character and a Wirebrushed version of Black Walnut Character if you're looking for something with a subtle surface texture. Shown below in the Sculpted option.

Lauzon Expert Essentials Collection

Lauzon is a premier manufacturer of hardwood floors based in Canada and is known for their precise milling. The Lauzon Expert Essentials Collection features a Tradition Grade that offers more character and unique graining in both Maple wood species options, Red Oak wood species options and Yellow Birch wood species options. You can see the natural color variation from plank to plank, most obvious in the Maple Natural, Red Oak Natural and Yellow Birch Natural options. Lauzon also offers these collections in a variety of popular stain colors. 

Maple Natural:

Red Oak Natural:

Yellow Birch:


Somerset Character Collection

The Somerset Character Collection is available both in an engineered construction as well as a solid construction. Included in this collection are more rustic grades of Hickory Natural and a variety of popular stain colors.

A lot of homeowners love Somerset because it's an American brand and every single product they make is manufactured here in the USA. 

Additionally, Somerset uses an Aluminum Oxide Finish on this Character Collection, making their hardwood flooring a lot more durable than a site finished floor. They offer a 50 Year Residential Finish Warranty with this collection.

Shown below in Somerset Character Collection Hickory Linen:


Somerset Classic Character Collection

The Classic Character Collection from Somerset Hardwood Floors offers a character grade hardwood floor in both a Solid Hardwood Construction and an Engineered Hardwood Construction. Like the Somerset Character Collection, the Somerset Classic Character Collection offers all the natural beauty of a character grade floor with an added subtle surface texture. Somerset is Made in the USA and Somerset Floors backs this Classic Character Collection with their 50 Year Residential Finish Warranty. 

Classic Character Natural White Oak:


Fabrica Rustic Ash Fortress Collection

Fabrica Fine Wood Flooring produces premium engineered hardwood collections and offers a unique Rustic Ash option in their Fortress Collection. The Fortress Collection of Rustic Ash is a 1/2 IN. engineered plank with a super wide 7-1/2 IN. width, perfect for showcasing all the natural beauty and character of the Ash wood species. Not only are the planks in the Fortress Collection extra wide, but they are also extra long with impressive 71 IN. lengths. These engineered floors from Fabrica can be Floated by gluing the seams together, Glued directly to the subfloor, or they can be Nailed or Stapled down. The beautiful wirebrushed surface texture is 100% on trend right now. Available in a variety of popular stain colors. 50 Year Residential Finish Warranty, 5 Year Limited Commercial Warranty.

Shown below in the color Rustic Ash Passion:


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Overall Rating: 4.0 stars - 3 reviews

Date: December 24, 2019
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I’m looking for 4000 sq ft of possibly the Somerset character pre finished solid 3/4” wide plank flooring. What would be the cost and shipped to 79381 in Texas? Thanks you
Reply by HoskingHardwood : Hi Ken thank you for your interest in our flooring you can obtain a quote by clicking here choosing a wood species, add the sq footage you need to the cart and pick your ship to state. There is no obligation to purchase. Thank you we look forward to working with you. 
Date: November 6, 2017
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Thank you for the advice and information
Date: November 6, 2017
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