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What is Quarter Sawn?

What is quarter sawn?

Quarter sawn flooring is a method of milling or cutting lumber in quarters then sawing perpendicular to the growth rings. This cut produces a floor with a tight vertical grain which looks good and is very stable. When quarter sawn flooring is introduced to changing humidity, wood expands and contracts vertically instead of horizontally. This characteristic makes quarter sawn wood flooring an ideal choice for applications over radiant heat.

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