New T-GRADE PRO Elevates OSB To Meet Building Professional Needs


New Tolko T-GRADE PRO Elevates OSB To Meet Building Professional Needs

VERNON, British Columbia, January 31, 2012 – Tolko Industries Ltd. has introduced a new, professional grade OSB flooringdeveloped specifically for use by building professionals. Based on 56 years of industry experience and backed by upgraded manufacturing processes and new technologies, Tolko’s new T-GRADE PRO is a high performance OSB flooring tough enough to meet the challenges of wet building climates, extended construction seasons, and projects at risk of weather exposure due to delays.

T-GRADE PRO’s greater dimensional stability across its thickness, length and width provide protection against exposure to high humidity or moisture during construction, and offer improved resistance to edge swell, buckling or warping. Tolko’s easily-identifiable proprietary blue edge seal provides still more protection.

T-GRADE PRO is consistent. The panels are fully sanded on both sides to ensure a uniform appearance and a tighter thickness tolerance. Panels lay flat, providing a smooth surface for floor coverings, and the tongue and groove panel edge profiles ensures a tight, smooth fit, wet or dry. Advanced resin and press technologies give T-GRADE PRO added strength, so it is stronger, with a focused load point.

Hardy Wentzel, Tolko vice president sales, marketing and logistics, said: “We know the on-the-job challenges professionals face. When weather is likely to be an issue, T-GRADE PRO can help minimize costly, time-consuming sanding at panel joints, a benefit backed by Tolko’s no-nonsense, 180 day no-sand, 50 year limited warranty.”

Tolko T-GRADE PRO is available now through Tolko dealers and distributors across the U.S. and Canada.

Tolko Industries, Ltd. Is a private, Canadian-owned forest products company based in Vernon, British Columbia. With more than 3,000 employees, Tolko is a major producer and marketer of lumber, veneer, plywood, oriented strand board and kraft papers, with manufacturing operations across western Canada. The company’s woodlands operations have been recognized with third-party certification of its sustainable forest management systems. For more information, visit


Lisa Heathman HMH