In 2006 Navy Island won the Challenger’s Award—the wood industries most prestigious honor—in recognition for developing a revolutionary system for grading the visual appearances of wood. Since implementing, TruGrade has proven to be the single-most valuable tool for communicating and maintaining expectations, from the craftsmen on their factory floor…to the end user…and everyone in between.
As a designer, you’re aware of the difficulty in controlling the appearance of wood veneers within a project. Costly options such as hand selecting specific veneer samples give you a small view of what the final product will look like. Additionally, the final appearance can vary significantly depending on how the veneer is optimized and laid up by the veneer panel manufacturer. The new TruGrade™ veneer standards give you maximum control over every visual characteristic.