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Rustic Grade Hardwood: An Overview

If you’re in the market for hardwood floors, you should learn a thing or two about hardwood grading. Here at Jason Brown Wood Floors, we offer quite a few different grades. You may immediately feel drawn to select Grade or one of our two varieties of common grade. Or perhaps you’ll find yourself attracted to rustic grade. Today, we’ll explain what rustic grade hardwood flooring is, as well as who can use it.

Rustic Grade Hardwood: An Overview

What is rustic grade hardwood, and who can use it?

What Is Rustic Grade Hardwood?

Before we define rustic grade hardwood, let’s get something out of the way about how hardwood flooring is graded. Hardwood is graded not according to its quality, but by its appearance.

There is no such thing as a grade of hardwood that is objectively better than the others. Still, there might be a grade that is the best for you.

Rustic grade hardwood is the cheapest of all the grades. It is characterized primarily by its imperfections. The nature of these imperfections is highly variable, but you can expect to see knots, streaking, and color variation.

Rustic grade hardwood may have imperfections, but it’s still useful. Now, we’ll address who can use it.


If you’re a craftsperson, you know just how expensive high-quality hardwood can be. Rustic grade hardwood may have visual imperfections, but it is still ultimately high-quality wood. Owing to its low price, it might fit your budget better than the more expensive grades.

Some imperfections on rustic grade hardwood might be removable with heavy sanding. We stock power tools by Mirka or Festool that could help you get the job done.

Perfect for Rustic Settings

If you’re considering rustic grade hardwood as a flooring material, there are a few settings it lends itself to perfectly. It’s all in the name: rustic hardwood. It goes by other names such as ‘tavern’ or ‘cabin’ hardwood, too. All of these names suggest that it lends itself to a number of rustic settings that might be a little more rough around the edges.

Most people don’t think of rustic grade hardwood as suitable for domestic settings, but it can be a good fit in a workshop, mudroom, or outbuilding. Imperfections in hardwood can lend the right space undeniable charm. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide whether or not rustic hardwood is right for you!

Hardwood Flooring from Jason Brown Wood Floors

At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 4 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.

Jason Brown Wood Floors is also your convenient dealer of high-quality, professional grade power tools. We offer brands that tradespeople trust most for the job. Come check out our Bel Air showroom to browse the in-stock selection of products and tools by FestoolFreudDiablo, and Shaper.

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