Wood flooring styles come in
strips, planks. Wood flooring is also available
in parquet tiles with numerous edge treatments
such as square, micro, and beveled edges.You
can choose from a wide range of stains to complement
and from several types of wood finishes..
Another factor that determines the appearance
of wood floors is the angle, or “cut,” of
the grain. No matter what the specie, construction
or finish of a wood floor, it comes with one
of three cuts: plain sawn, quarter sawn or
Plain sawn is the most common. A plain sawn
board contains a more open and varied grain
pattern because the angle of the cut shows
the growth rings more prominently.
cut wood is done at an angle that produces
less board feet per log than plain sawn, therefore
it can be more expensive. As for appearance,
quarter sawn wood is tighter-grained for a
more consistent look, which many find more
desirable. Another benefit of quarter sawn
wood is that it tends to twist and cup less
and wears more evenly.
Rift sawn wood is similar to quarter sawn
in cost and benefits, but is cut at a different
angle for a slightly different grain pattern.