White Oak flooring is our most popular floor largely due to its overall appeal. White oak offers a distinctive look and warmth that works in most homes. It is a durable species of wood that handles high traffic and is more affordable than most.
Antique wood floors come from beautifully aged wood that was harvested decades ago from slow-growth, virgin timber. This aged wood offers an authentic wood grain with a rich, naturally weathered color and patina that cannot be duplicated today. Purchasing reclaimed wood flooring helps in the sustainability of our current forests as well as providing you with a unique piece of history in your home.
There are many different treatments and unique looks for wood flooring. Some newer types of treatments to the wood are fuming, bleaching, hand-scraping, wire-brushing and, even saw marks. It addition to the physical effects to the wood, we can apply topical treatments like special oils and paint.
Rift and Quartered are terms that refer to the way the log is cut and visual characteristics of the grading face of each board. The “ray fleck,” or “flake,” of a quarter-sawn board is the medullary ray of the log, which emanates outward from the center of the log like spokes of a wheel.
When lumber is cut from logs, it is typically cut in one of three ways: quarter sawn, rift sawn or plain sawn. Each type of lumber is dependent on how the log is oriented and cut at the sawmill. The result is a particular orientation of the growth rings on the end grain of the board and is what defines the type of lumber. The rift and quartered board will only shrink in thickness and will remain stable once installed. It is the best option for the radiant heated floors, critical applications and general a superior choice to minimize seasonal gaps and buckling. It has stability rivaling engineered floors and longevity of the solid wood floor – that is what makes rift/quartered sawn flooring the best choice for discriminating buyer.
In plain sawn flooring, grain patterns are open and swirly. Plain sawn is the most common lumber you will find. This is the most inexpensive way to manufacture logs into lumber. Plain sawn lumber is the most common type of cut. The annular rings are generally 30 degrees or less to the face of the board; this is often referred to as tangential grain.
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