Factory Seconds from Manufacturers like Bruce, Armstrong/Hartco, Robbins, Columbia, Anderson, Appalachian, Virginia Vintage, Shaw Hardwood, and More!
If you are considering purchasing hardwood flooring from any of the brand name manufacturers mentioned above, you may want to consider purchasing there factory seconds, which are simply "off-goods" that didn't pass inspection before packaging at the factory. These "off-goods" are referred to as "Cabin Grade" in the pre-finished wood flooring industry.
The most common reason for why a particular manufacturer may label a particular flooring product as "Factory Seconds" or "Off-Goods" is the presence of Natural Character Markings in the Hardwood's Surface such as small knots, streaking, and color/grain variation. Other imperfections are less common, and make up only a small fraction of the imperfections. These less-likely imperfections include unfilled knots, slight milling imperfections and slight finish imperfections
It is important to realize that only a very small portion of this flooring is labeled as factory seconds due to milling and finishing imperfections, and that the most noticeable imperfection is simply more naturally occuring character in the hardwood itself than would be found in the comparable 1st Quality product. We have recommended only a 10% waste factor for these Cabin Grade products for years, and have never had a case where a customer needed more than 10% overage to complete a job.
Image above shows Bruce Lock & Fold - Factory Seconds in the color Gunstock.
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Select a manufacturer below to view product collections available. Currently, this section of our website is under construction, and only the Bruce Hardwood products have been uploaded to our site. For other brands, or for Bruce products not seen here, please call us to request a quote, as we have a very wide range of factory seconds available from the 21 name brand wood flooring manufacturers that we deal with for both 1st and 2nd quality material.
Many of our factory seconds are engineered hardwood flooring. We carry cabin or tavern grade flooring by Bruce, Robbins, and Hartco, all of which are finished and have no or five years warranty. As engineered flooring, sometimes floating or locking hardwood is available. In the case of Bruce, this includes character Lock and Fold Flooring. As far as the other two are concerned, Hartco has many options for value-grade flooring, while Robbins often has some of its well-known Fifth Avenue line as factory seconds. Regardless of which one fits your tastes more, cabin grade flooring comes from the outside of the tree and, as a result, the wood ends up having more character markings, such as knots, on it.
Although we try extremely hard to provide photographs that accurately depict our many flooring products, the colors shown may vary in color from the actual flooring. This is due to different computer monitor settings that you may be viewing our website on, image quality, transfer quality etc. Our pictures are only meant to help guide you with your color choices as you make your very important flooring decision.
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