Hardwood FAQs

Hardwood FAQs

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Why would I choose quartersawn flooring over plainsawn?


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Quartersawn flooring offers aesthetic and structural benefits that cannot be achieved with a plainsawn process. Aesthetically, quarter sawing achieves more desirable grain patterns that are amazingly straight, and include Medullary Rays, also known as “ray fleck.” Structurally, quartersawing results in more stable flooring that is less prone to twisting, warping, or cupping, wears more evenly, and is more resistant to moisture.  Learn more about Quartersawn Flooring.

 

Q.

Which wood species are used for quartersawn flooring?


A.

Timberline Hardwood Floors produces large quantities of unfinished and prefinished oak hardwood flooring. White oak is our most popular choice, followed by red oak. We also produce quartersawn maple, American cherry, hickory, ash, and walnut flooring. Visit our Products page to learn more.

 

Q.

Does the thickness of hardwood flooring really matter?


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All the unfinished hardwood flooring we produce at Timberline Hardwood Floors is ¾” thick. The reasons we do this are two-fold:
1. It improves the structural integrity of the finished floor.
2. A thicker hardwood floor board can be sanded and refinished multiple times—so your customers get floors they can love for a lifetime. Plus, we’re also able to offer it at a price comparable to the thinner floors on the market.