Dubeau Hardwood Floors are crafted from domestic wood species sourced from slow growing trees out of Quebec forests. They are harvested following environmental principles of sustainable forest management demonstrating excellent ecological practices.
Wood is a renewable high quality natural organic material. The characteristics of different wood species will enrich any interior with beauty and comfort. Each wood species have their own qualities and styles that will enhance a variety of decors and lifestyles.
Wood hardness is determined by the Janka test. This test measures the pressure required to drive a metal ball into the wood. The higher the number, the harder the wood species.
The appearance of wood is influenced by the natural characteristics of each tree, such as :
Appearance of grades are classified based on the quantity and varying degree of these traits.
Dubeau Floors are available in three grade appearances:
This floor offers a distinguished uniform looking appearance with subtle color variation and natural shades. There may be a limited presence of small sound knots and mineral streaks.
This floor offers a light to moderate range of color tones and variation between boards. Small knots, filled knots and mineral streaks are allowed but limited. Fine splits and checks may occasionally be present.
This floor displays all the natural characteristics of wood with a pronounced color variation. Filled sound knots, mineral streaks, splits and checks are included in the distinct personality of this floor.