Our Live Sawn is a specialty cut of wood we do which enables us to provide our clients with a very wide and unique hardwood flooring option. It is sawn using the Old World European method and incorporates all aspects of the log's character, which results in beautiful grain patterns. It is very rustic with large knots, and varying grain patterns including rift sawn and quarter sawn. A large majority of the grain is quarter sawn giving it incredible stability which is the reason we can offer it up to 10" wide. A 7" Live Sawn hardwood flooring board will shrink and expand roughly as much as a 4" plain sawn board making this floor the perfect option for a cottage. For wide plank hardwood flooring we recommend a nail and bead glue installation. The live sawn is also a perfect floor for dogs and busy households.