Our Quality Standard

Prior to sending the wood to our customers, we meticulously inspect each board in accordance with our sorting standards. Here, you can discover the specific criteria we employ and gain insight into what you should anticipate from our boards.

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Regarding the A and B sides of our boards

We meticulously examine each plank on both of its surfaces. Most planks are free of any defects on both sides, giving you the option to use either side as the visible surface. However, if we discover issues on one side, we then assess the opposite side. Planks with no flaws on either side will be sent to you, while those with defects will be rejected. In the following discussion, we will refer to the visible side as the “A side” and the underside as the “B side.”

Our sorting standards

Spin-off

A split is a wedge-shaped splinter that can emerge along the long edge of a plank. Planks featuring a split on the A side are excluded from our inventory. On the B side, however, such splits may occasionally be present, as they do not impact the overall structural soundness of the plank.

Knothole

Knots that are firmly embedded are not excluded from either the A or B side. However, if there are hollow knots on the A side, they are rejected. On the B side, they are permissible as long as they do not exhibit a uniform pattern.

Damage to the end of the plank

Floorboards may exhibit minor end damage as a result of transportation or cutting processes. Consequently, planks are typically delivered with slightly larger dimensions. In cases where the damage is so extensive that it prevents the attainment of the correct catalog size after cutting, the plank will be removed from our inventory.

Width

The widths of decking boards may undergo slight variations depending on humidity levels. These natural fluctuations in width are not subject to sorting. Nevertheless, if a board's width falls outside the acceptable range due to planing errors, it will be eliminated from our selection.

Plank Length

Decking boards are typically supplied with a slight excess in length. This allowance allows for the removal of any potential transportation-related damage at the end of the plank, ensuring that the plank can still be installed according to the dimensions specified in the catalogue. Planks failing to meet the length criteria outlined in the catalogue are removed from our inventory.

Plank Thickness

The thickness of the plank may naturally fluctuate by up to a tenth of a millimeter due to changes in humidity and temperature. However, if variations in plank thickness are a result of planning errors (as illustrated), we will remove the plank from our inventory.

Final Crack

End cracks may occasionally develop on the cut edges of decking boards. While thorough drying and wax treatment at the front edge can help mitigate this risk, it cannot entirely eliminate it. If an end crack becomes sufficiently deep that it prevents the plank from being installed according to the catalog dimensions, even after trimming the excess length, the plank will be excluded from our inventory.

Bigger Hole

Holes exceeding a 3mm diameter may result from a moisture meter, drilling, or insect activity. These larger holes are screened and excluded on the A side but allowed on the B side. It's possible to seal these holes using a round rod. The likelihood of a severe insect infestation is minimal due to the inherent characteristics of tropical wood.

Planing Error

Plank thickness can naturally fluctuate by up to a tenth of a millimeter due to shifts in humidity and temperature. However, if variations in plank thickness are the result of planing errors, we will remove the plank from our selection.

Wooden Spatula

Side A will not feature any holes that have been filled with a wooden spatula. In some instances, such corrections may be present on side B, but they will be inconspicuous.

Pinholes

These pinholes are typically quite small, measuring less than 3mm in diameter, and often appear in clusters. They are the result of insect activity in tropical regions. To a limited extent (up to 10 pinholes per meter), pinholes on the A side are accepted as they do not present any structural concerns. However, a higher prevalence of pinholes on the A side leads to sorting them out. On the B side, pinholes are permitted.

Sapwood

Sapwood represents the newer, outer wood of a tree and is typically found along the tree's edges. Planks featuring a sapwood content exceeding 10% on the A side are removed from our selection. Likewise, planks with a sapwood content surpassing 30% on the B side are also excluded.