Insight Collection

Vision Wood Insight Collection is a line of prefinished engineered North American White Oak available in 12 different colors. This collection of flooring is manufactured from responsibly sourced North American White Oak and is 100% American made and finished.

Vision Wood’s Insight collection of North American White Oak flooring comes from decades of our hardwood flooring research. The cut and graining of our North American White Oak is created from the Vision Wood method of cutting wood. Some call it “French Cut”, but in America it is often referred as “Live Sawn”. This cutting method displays the tree in all its grandeur. It also allows for knotting, for cathedral grain more towards the centers of the boards and for straight grain on the edges of the pieces. The coloration of our North American White Oak flooring is more consistent and has less sap (blonde) characteristics. Our Insight Collection is not just pieces of wood for flooring, it is exemplary of the full nature of true North American White oak trees.

We choose our North American White oak from the farthest of the northernmost regions of America, where it is the slowest growing.  Slowing growing North American White oak trees allow for tighter grain pattern and more consistent coloration. Vision Wood’s center cut white oak material is designed to make flooring. Our process is not so simple; we begin with an end in mind—North American White oak Flooring—to create the best and finest flooring anywhere!

We revere the tree, the resource and the environment where it is harvested. We selectively cut our trees making sure for the next generations support and growth.  Absolutely 0% of our trees come from clear cut lands. We support the landowner, the forester, the logger, the sawmill, the kiln operators, the mouldrights, the finishers, and the package handlers.  All of the Vision Wood team is in alignment of the source, the process and of course, in reverence to the North American White oak tree.

The Insight Collection of North American White Oak Hardwood Flooring is for you and will be there for your generations to come!

Grades:               Classic or Select and Better

Width:                 7 ½” (stocked) or Custom Ordered

Thickness:         5/8″ – 16mm

Lengths:             2’–8′ Nested

Construction:    4mm Solid White Oak Wear Layer
                            12mm exterior grade Baltic Birch underlayer

Protective Packaging:    Boxed
                          

Classic Grade

  • Amount of sound knots are unlimited but must be less than 2” in size and must completely filled 
  • Amount of open knots are unlimited but must be less than 1” in size and an occasional open knot up to 1 1/2” per board is permitted and all open knots must completely filled 
  • Each piece should be 50% clear and knots whether open or sound and can not be clustered 
  • Unlimited pin knots are allowed but shall be 1/8”- 1/4” in size per board and open pin knots will be filled 
  • We target splits to be 1/16” wide or less and about 4” long and are filled in 
  • Mineral streaks are allowed but must target of 1/2” wide and 5” long and well scattered. All streaks must be able to be color matched the particular application it will be used for
  • Stain is allowed and may contrast and be spotted
  • Sapwood is targeted to no more than 12% of  square footage ordered
  • Rot is allowed as long as it is sound and will be as hard as the surrounding wood and blend in with the piece

Select and Better

  • Maximum of 3 sound knots no more than 1/2” each in size per board.
  • Open knots or defects are not allowed. All knots are filled and the filled knot can be up to 90% filled. Could have void or peak hole
  • Maximum of 7 pin knots no more than 1/8” each in size per board and open pin knots must be filled. 
  • No stain allowed, some black or natural mineral streaks are allowed but must be less than 3” in length and no more than 3 streaks to a lamella face 
  • Natural color variation is allowed 
  • Splits must be 1/16” wide or less and no longer than 4” in length and must be color filled 
  • Sapwood is targeted to no more than 5% of order square footage 
  • No rot or incipient decay allowed 
Insight Collection Samples Available
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