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Abbreviation Meaning
"B" A "B" grade with more defects allowed
AFR African
ARCH Architectural grade - highest quality
BM Block Mottled figure
BOOK&BUTT Book and Butt matched veneer tiles to make up a face
CEN AMR Central American
FIG Figured
HVY Heavy
MED Medium
NOSAND Not sanded
NRW Narrow
PG Paint Grade - down grade from production - sutiable for painted surfaces or panel backs.
PLK Plank match
PLN Plain
PREM Premium - very high quality, few defects
PS Plain sliced or flat cut
PSA Peel and stick adhesive backer, no glue required
QTR Quarter cut
RCN Reconstituted veneer - engineered, very consistant color and grain pattern
RIFT Rift cut
ROSP Rotary cut and spliced face
ROT Rotary cut
ROWP Rotary cut whole piece face (no splice)
SL Slip match
SSBK UD Backer is hardwood veneer same specie as face and laminated PARALLEL to the face grain (unidirectional)
SSBK XB Backer is hardwood veneer same specie as face and laminated at 90 degrees to the face grain (crossbanded)
STM Steamed
XB Backer is hardwood veneer laminated at 90 degrees to the face grain (crossbanded)