Rift and Quartered Oak Refurbish craftsman-entry
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Rift and Quartered Oak Refurbish Craftsman Entry, Salt Lake City

Most species of wood used in hardwood flooring have some special feature that is only visible when the lumber is radially cut, a milling process more commonly known as "quarter-sawn."

Every species will showcase tight, vertical grain. Maple figuring can result in "flaming" or a "tiger-stripe" pattern perpendicular to the grain structure; walnut will normalize in color almost completely and present burling and flame.

Quarter-sawn oak boasts organic, cross-grain patterns of figuring and flecking that have remarkable depth. The vertical grain structure is still clearly visible, but this historic, old-growth oak houses an explosion of fleck.
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