Live sawn boards (sometimes referred to as European or French cut) give hardwood floors a unique appearance because all parts of the wood are captured in the cut. With this sawing method, there is very little waste considering the majority of the log is able to be used. Each plank is cut straight off the log in one direction without changing the orientation of the log. Many boards will display cathedral plain sawn grain in the center of the board and rift/quartered characteristics toward the outer edges. Live sawn flooring is typically produced in a “natural” grade (combination of all grades) which allows for some knots and natural wood characteristics and color variations. Live sawn flooring will feature up to 1/4″ splits intended to be filled with an epoxy, but are able to be defected on site. Due to the way it is produced, live sawn planks are also highly stable. Floors made of live sawn lumber are regarded as both cost effective and very environmentally friendly.
Standard lengths of mostly 3’-10’. This flooring option truly brings the elegance of nature into your home.