In the mainstream wood flooring industry, all the different appearance grades of domestic hardwood flooring come from the same pile of lumber. To maximize the yields and the return on investment, they cut the lumber targeting the Select grade first, and then the other grades that forgive more features of the log. The pieces left over are run into (what we call) “Country” grade, which forgives anything that functions as a wood floor. It has a shorter average length, and is only available on an accumulated basis … but this is a prefinished solid wood floor at a cost less than vinyl. Color variations, star knots, surface cavities and checks are allowed (within limits). Minimum length 8 inches. Avg length 18″. Maximum length 50″. Left-over cartons are not returnable so please adjust your quantity accordingly. Waste factors range from 5-10% and should be increased if a greater degree of discretion is desired.