ENGINEERED

ENGINEERED HARDWOOD FLOORING CHICAGO

A quick diagram showcasing the process and result of engineered floors

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Plain Sawn also known as Flat Sawn - This type is the most common and least expensive. The result includes a cathedral like pattern on the face of the board.

Quarter Sawn - This one is slightly more expensive than Plain Saw. It contains a straight grain pattern along the board allowing for easier design and alignment. Red Oak and White Oak species will chow off greater amounts of spots known as “flecks” throughout the board. Other species will showcase less flecking.

Rift Sawn - The most expensive and least common. The highlights of the rift sawn include a linear grain pattern throughout the board with no spots or flecking. It is a very stable wood and provides a pleasing linear appearance.

From our forests to your home

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THE GRÄFHAUS COLLECTION

The Gräfhaus collection brings together generations of hard work and dedication for a flooring product you can truly appreciate. From our European ancestry in the black forest to our newest generation here in the Appalachian Mountains, the Graf name has meant quality and craftsmanship. By choosing only the best timber and raw materials, we can offer the beauty and longevity of solid hardwood flooring with the stability that is ideal for commercial and residential applications. From our forests to your home or project, you can rest assured that you will be happy with the Graf name and tradition.

SPECIES
WHITE OAK | RED OAK | WALNUT | HICKORY | AMERICAN CHERRY | SAPELE
SANTOS MAHOGANY

GRADES
BONANZA | CHARACTER | CLEAR | DURANGO | FRONTIER | SELECT/BETTER | SILVERADO CLICK HERE FOR SPECS

PATTERNS
RIFT & QUARTERED | RIFT ONLY | QUARTERED ONLY | PLAIN SAWN

SURFACE TREATMENTS
UNFINISHED | PREFINISHED | HAND-SCRAPED | WIRE BRUSHED | DISTRESSED

WIDTHS
2 1/4″ -11 ½”

LENGTHS
1-10′ | 3′+ LONGER | 5′+ LONGER | SPECIAL REQUESTS AVAILABLE

THICKNESS

5/8″ {4MM WEAR LAYER/9 PLY BALTIC BIRCH}

3/4″ {4MM WEAR LAYER/11 PLY BALTIC BIRCH}

3/4″ {6MM WEAR LAYER/9 PLY BALTIC BIRCH}

Rift & Quarter Sawn

The skills of quarter sawing makes hardwood floors unique. The vertical grain produced in rift & quarter sawn lumber is often sought after due to its unusual technical properties and, of course, appearance.

  • is dimensionally stable thanks to expansion and contraction vertically and evenly,
  • it’s much harder than plain sawn flooring, also wears evenly. That’s the best option for flooring in high traffic areas.
  • its vertical grain increases integrity in wood construction
  • due to stability, it is a good choice for tasks related to thermal radiation
  • incredibly beautiful patterns of grains make people still covet it

Other equally interesting options: Townsend lumber, L.W mountain, Sommerset, and Appalachian. All equally beautiful are available at low, affordable prices.

Kahrs:

An amazing selection of decent products with an extremely efficient locking system.

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