HomerWood Pioneered the word "Character" to describe our use of the entire log to show all the wood's inherent characteristics and natural beauty in our floors. The very fingerprints of nature have been beautifully and reassuringly preserved. These unique, naturally occurring characteristics may include an array of open and filled knots, original markings, splits, checking, sap, pith, mineral streaks, color variations, embodied cracks, and variations in grain. The wood's appearance determines its style or grade, and markings may vary with each width. The end result is an elegant floor that reveals all of the trees' natural characteristics.