Wood Cuts
hardwood floor selection

The way in which the wood is cut also affects its look, as well as its cost.

Plain Sawn

santos mahogany hardwood floorPlain sawn is the most common and cost-effective cut. Growth rings are parallel to the board's surface. This creates the grainy pattern you see most often.

Quarter Sawn

santos mahogany hardwood floorQuarter sawn is a specialty cut with a higher price tag than plain sawn. Logs are sliced into triangular quarters - like a pizza - and then cut quarter by quarter. Growth rings are perpendicular to the board's face, creating a straighter-looking grain with more consistent coloring.