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completelyclueless

02:43PM | 07/05/04
Member Since: 07/04/04
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Does anybody know what the definitions are for the different types of grades? The one of course I, and most people, are familiar with is builder's grade. How is this rated and what is comparable to builders grade? Also, what is better than and worse than builders grade? Any information would be GREATLY GREATLY appreciated beyond words!

Thank you so much!


homebild

06:06PM | 07/06/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
I wouldn't knock myself silly trying to understand 'grades' because there are no strict definitions of nor delineations between 'grades'.

These are artificial terms used arbitrarily with no real significance in reality.

What different 'grades' typically try to represent are differences in the manufactured quality of cabinets, plumbing fixtures, electrical fixtures and so forth.

Terms like 'builder's grade' might indicate a quality within a fixture or appliance that

is better than what a homeowner can purchase at retail, but there is no strict criteria by which this fixture or appliance is 'better'.

So the general terms get bandied about like "homeowner grade", "Builder grade", "architectural grade" and really have no static meaning.

They are simply attempts to indicate the very real difference between what you can but at ********** and what you can but at a professional building supplier and what you can buy from a specialized architectural shoppe, BUT....how to quantify these differences is very murky stuff indeed.
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