Cabin grade wood flooring has more character than 1st quality wood creating a more rustic look. With proper planning and installation, customers can have a beautiful wood floor for a fraction of the cost of 1st quality wood.
Tavern or cabin grade flooring did not meet a manufacturer's standards for their running line products. Cabin grade wood has more mineral streaks, knots, wormholes, color variations, and is usually sold without a warranty. Tavern/Cabin grade wood also may contain shortboard and have a higher chance of missing tongues and other imperfections.
Carpet Express recommends 15-20% waste when purchasing cabin or tavern grade wood compared to 5-7% for 1st quality.