Our radial-rift sawn standard: every board
from edge to edge features ideal rift grain.
Our rift-sawn oak flooring features the full face of every piece containing rift only characteristics. Rift characteristics, as defined by QSF, include the cross section angle of the annual ring tangent to the face of the piece to be between 30° and 80°; grain lines are to be parallel to the length of strips with medullary ray flecks less than 1/16” wide.
NOFMA/NWFA Standard: Rift-sawn oak flooring must have at least 75% of the piece containing rift characteristics. Rift characteristics as defined by NOFMA include the cross section angle of the annual ring tangent to the face of the piece to be between 30° to 60°, grain lines to be mostly parallel to the length of strips and medullary ray flecks less than 1/16” wide.
QSF rift-sawn flooring is available with grain angle of 45° to 80° for projects that require the tightest, most uniform grain structure possible. Quarter-Sawn Flooring fully supports NOFMA/NWFA grain and grade rules for commodity graded products. As with our quarter-sawn product, we exceed the national standards for the flooring we produce.
Rift-Sawn Hardwood Flooring
Our custom-designed rift mill is the only one of its kind in the world and produces
wider and more uniform Rift-Sawn boards than have ever been possible before.