3 REASONS MIXED GRAIN FIR IS BETTER THAN CLEAR VERTICAL GRAINPosted: September 12, 2016
Mixed Grain Fir vs. Clear Vertical Grain Fir
Clear vertical grain Douglas Fir flooring has been around forever. It’s been the standard for wood trim and flooring for decades, and for good reason: Fir offers a rich warm look and consistent quality.
However, it is not always the best choice. We are the largest producer of prefinished Douglas Fir flooring in the U.S. From our expertise we prefer mixed grain Douglas Fir over clear vertical grain Douglas Fir, here’s why:
- More environmentally friendly – Clear Vertical Grain is the same as quarter-sawn wood. This cut requires big tall trees to yield long runs without any knots – which means that in most cases, when you buy CVG Fir, you’re buying old growth trees. Mixed grain can come from smaller diameter trees and still provide supreme quality.
- More interesting to look at – Mixed grain offers varied patterns and organic flow, with no two pieces alike. It shows more of the true character of the wood and offers far more visual interest than the uniform stripes of CVG.
- More cost effective – Mixed Grain Fir is less costly than CVG because it is a more efficient way to slice the logs. Cutting logs into CVG results in a lot of waste that can’t be used elsewhere, driving up the cost of the product. Our Mixed Grain trim and flooring is a much better buy than CVG.
While Mixed Grain Fir meshes effortlessly from modern to rustic spaces, it is also ideal for historic remodels and was used in many of the style-setting turn-of-the-century homes throughout the US.
We currently have 24 options of pre-finished mixed grain Douglas Fir flooring and trim. We sell and ship factory direct anywhere within the U.S. Featured here is our Mountain Collection in our standard 8 colors.