Thank you for your interest in Bingham Lumber! Samples are a great way to get an idea of the characteristics present in each of our products, however they are a byproduct of our actual flooring, paneling and other reclaimed and classic wood products. For this reason you may see more or less of the naturally occurring characteristics of each product. These include but are not limited to sound tight knot structure, insect markings, color variation, and slight surface checking. We encourage you to use a number of resources to experience the full set of characteristics, texture and grain pattern to be expected in each product. These sources include not only samples but product pictures, and display panels as well.