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.
Our Prime floors feature natural inherent characteristics, however, we've taken special care to limit the size, amount and frequency. Prime floors highlight select, unique characteristics that are visually modest and give these floors a cleaner appearance overall.
View our Style Guide for side-by-side comparisons of Character vs. Prime