The Process – Wood Texture

Hardwood Flooring Textures

Hand Distressing

Thoughtfully recreating Old World methods, our artisans hand craft each individual piece of wood to bring out its own inherent personality and the impression of age. It is this exceptional attention to detail that makes every Gäte hand distressed floor its own display of natural beauty. Gäte’s standard hand distressing options range from light, medium, and heavy treatments, or we can custom distress to match virtually any photo or sample.

Light
Medium

Circle Sawn

Using proprietary machinery developed in-house, Gäte is able to add circular saw marks to replicate the look of rough sawn boards from an early sawmill. Floors can be finished fully textured or easily sanded back to any desired level.

Circle Sawn

Band Sawn

Band Sawn texture adds straight saw marks across the width of each board to replicate the look of rough-sawn boards from a more modern sawmill. Floors can be finished fully textured or easily sanded back to any desired level.

Band Sawn

Skip Sawn

With Gäte’s innovative milling techniques, the original sawmill marks can be maintained, hit or miss, to various degrees.

Skip Sawn

Wire Brushing

Choose from light, medium, or heavy texturing that enhances the specie’s natural wood grain creating a subtle to dramatic weathered appearance.

Wire Brushing

Hardwood Pegs

For an authentic Old World pegged look, non-structural round and square pegs are available in a variety of wood species. Pegs can be sanded flush or left proud.

Round Pegged
Square Pegged

Bevels and Edges

SQUARE EDGE
REVEAL EDGE
GAP 3/16″ wide (1/8″ deep)
MINI BEVEL
1/16″ bevel (1/8″ overall) V-Groove
MICRO BEVEL
1/32″ bevel (1/16″ overall) V-Groove
RADIUS EDGE
1/16″ radius (1/8″ overall)
STANDARD BEVEL
3/32″ bevel (3/16″ overall) V-Groove
MEDIUM BEVEL
1/8″ bevel (1/4″ overall) V-Groove
LARGE BEVEL
3/16″ bevel (3/8″ overall) V-Groove