Wood Flooring Cuts:
The angle at which a board is cut makes big differences in how the
finished product looks. Wood flooring is either plainsawn, quartersawn
the most common cut. The board contains more variation than the
other two cuts because figure patterns resulting from the growth
rings are more conspicuous.
produces less board feet per log than plainsawing and is therefore
more expensive. Quartersawn wood twists and cups less and wears
similar to quartersawing, but the cut is made at a slightly different
Wood Flooring Edge styles:
The edge style is important in establishing the character of a floor.
Choices are square and beveled.
Most engineered products have a square edge. A square
edge means boards fit flush against each other for a smooth, traditional
look. The floor becomes easier to keep clean.
A bevel edge, whether it "full" or "micro", creates
an angled effect where boards meet, lending a hand crafted and more
defined look. However, bevel edge requires thorough cleaning occasionally.