September 29, 2010 in FAQ series
Welcome to the first post in our FAQ Series! As the series name suggests, this is a question we get asked a lot: what are the differences between Flat Grain, Edge Grain and End Grain when talking about bamboo flooring and bamboo plywood?
Answer: bamboo plywood is made by laminating (gluing) strips of bamboo, and these names refer to the orientation of the strips. We’ll compare the first two, first.
Flat Grain is also creatively known as “flat/horizontal cut” or “flat sawn”. Strips are laid flat along their lengths. Edge Grain‘s alter egos are “vertical cut” or “quartersawn”, and involve strips laid down on their short-sides, as shown below*:
*Linear-Ply and Single-Ply shown, respectively. Products also available in 3-Ply.