Sliced-cut (or flat cut) veneer is the second most common way to create a wood veneer. It’s the same way most boards are cut, just in much thinner layers (2mm or less). It has a beautiful look and provides stability for engineered wood floors. Although sawn-cut veneers are more stable and stronger than slice-cut veneers, slice cut veneers are the next best choice and are more affordable for most households. There are two ways to create sliced-cut veneers: horizontal cut and vertical cut. The difference is the direction of the knife when cutting the log. In the common method (horizontal cut), the log is repeatedly sliced parallel to the center. However, according to the experts, to produce a better slice-cut face veneer, the log should be vertically cut from the top down. As a result, it creates less stress on the veneer during the slicing process and makes vertically slice-cut veneers stronger with max stability for a variety environments. How the wood is cut makes a difference in engineered floors.