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​Learn How Grain & Cut Affects the Appearance of Hardwood Floors February 16, 2016

Honolulu, Oahu
​Learn How Grain & Cut Affects the Appearance of Hardwood Floors, Honolulu, Hawaii

There are so many options in the world of flooring that it can be a little overwhelming at times. Even a simple hardwood floor has many factors that contribute to its look, and Hawaii Flooring Specialists of Honolulu, HI will help you determine what style is right for you. One of Hawaii's oldest flooring contractors, Hawaii Flooring Specialists has expanded to include a variety of floor types, all with the same quality service for which they're known. Before you get too far into the floor buying process, you'll want to understand the various factors that influence the appearance of hardwood floors in the first place.

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Keeping both grain and cut in mind is important when considering new flooring. Wood grade doesn't necessarily indicate color consistency or grain patterns, but the designations do depend on defects like knots or streaks that affect the overall look. Clear wood, for instance, has a more uniform appearance with minimal marks, while Third Grade wood has a rustic appearance with many characteristic marks. Despite the varied look, one grade is just as serviceable and strong as the next.

The appearance of wood can also be changed depending on the angle of the cut. Styles, cost, and ease of production vary based on whether the cut is Plainsawn, Quartersawn, Riftsawn, or Livesawn, the latter of which combines the previous three methods.

Now that you have a better idea of what makes your hardwood floors tick, you can leave all the quality craftsmanship to Hawaii Flooring Specialists. In addition to hardwood, you can also contact them for stone flooring, floor sanding, and additional services. Head to their website for more information, or call them at (808) 842-7755.

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