Quarter Sawn wood is cut at a 90-degree, or right angle, to the growth rings (or to the face or across the thickness) by first quartering the log, then sawing perpendicular to the growth rings. This cut results in more conspicuous Medullary Rays, also known as “figure” or “flake”, on the face of the board.
Quarter Sawn boards twist and cup less.
Quarter Sawn boards wear more evenly.
Quarter Sawn flooring will shrink and swell 50% less than that of Plain Sawn Boards. For this reason, Quarter Sawn flooring is recommended over radiant heating.
Our Quarter Sawn flooring is very unique. Every piece is hand culled to ensure it is 100% true Quarter Sawn where every board has conspicuous flake.