What is circular sawn wood flooring?

Posted: October 17, 2022

What is circular sawn wood flooring?

Author – Ryan Palma Owner/CEO Sustainable Lumber Co.

Circular saws were invented in the late 18th century and were in common use in sawmills in the United States by the middle of the 19th century. The invention transformed America allowing sawmills to substantially increase their production compared to the historic method of a whipsaw. A whipsaw was pure manpower, one man worked above the log, and one worked below the log in a pit, manually sawing back and forth by hand. Modern sawmills have now evolved to high speed band saws which can cut in excess of 500,000 board feet per day. 

After the planks were cut on the circle saw, they had a very recognizable circular saw kerf on each face. This is commonly seen in old structures and barns around the world. Circular sawn flooring has been increasing in popularity due to it’s rustic distinct appearance and historic past.

In addition to it’s authentic origins and classic beauty, circular sawn floors are very durable. The rough sawn texture hides the inevitable dents, dings, and scratches that eventually occur on all hardwood floors. What a great feeling when you don’t have to worry about keeping your new wood floor flawless, instead the more character it gains over time, the better it looks.

Montana made wood flooringOur circular sawn Douglas Fir flooring is made in Montana and produced from salvaged and SFI Certified Douglas Fir. Every board is custom kiln dried to 6-8% moisture content, fully defected, tongue & groove on all 4 sides, hand rubbed with penetrating oils, and factory prefinished. All our flooring is graded to our 99% usable specifications and ready to install. We do all the hard work so you don’t have to.

If you’re in the market for hardwood floors, it’s time to take a closer look at Douglas Fir Flooring.

Our knowledgeable and educated staff is here to answer any additional questions you may have. Please call us today for a free quote: Ph# 406.642.7120 or click here to submit an inquiry online. We look forward to working with you on your next project!