Tavern grade wood flooring has more character than 1st quality wood. This can provide a more rustic look. With proper planning and installation, customers can have a beautiful wood floor for a fraction of the cost. Tavern Grade flooring does not meet a manufacturer's standards for 1st quality flooring. These products are usually sold without warranties. These products have more mineral streaks, knots, worm holes, and color variations than 1st quality wood. Tavern grade wood also may contain short boards, and has a higher chances of missing tongues. Carpet Express recommends 15-20% waste when purchasing tavern grade wood compared to just 5-7% for 1st quality.