Hardwood Construction

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Only true hardwood veneers for the centerply in Hallmark Truecore hardwood flooring

Hallmark Floors uses certified hardwood veneers and TSCA TITLE VI compliant glues for the center-ply in our engineered floors’ hardwood construction. The center veneers are cold pressed, then hot pressed with tremendous pressure. This process makes the center core Eco-friendly, harder and more proportionally stable.

  • Higher Stability
  • Higher Density
  • Higher Strength
  • Higher Indoor Air Quality

Truecore® is third party verified and surpasses the emission requirements.

Sawn-Cut Style

Experts in the industry agree that sawn-cut provides the best quality, stability & visuals for solid & engineered floors. Sawn-cut engineered floors allow for the thickest veneer (4mm) with the highest degree of stability. Engineered sawn-cut wear layers are the ONLY engineered floors that are equal to solid wood floors.

Sawn-cut is made by cutting the log into thick blanks and then set on edge and sent through a multi blade saw, so that the slices are more perpendicular to the growth rings. This process creates a beautiful wood grain and higher quality product, which is unique to sawn-cut face floors.

Hallmark Floors Sawn Methods

Collections featuring the Sawn-Cut Face Technique:

mg4 is the logo for our multiple generational 4mm sawn face.

Hallmark Floors’ engineered hardwood floors is constructed with an ultra thick wear layer has the same usable surface as 3/4” solid hardwood flooring.

Sawn-Cut Engineered Floors
Superior Wear Layer

Hallmark Floors’ hybrid sawn cut engineered wood floors feature the same wear layer as solid.

Wear Surface Comparison

Slice-Cut Style

Slice-cut features the same beautiful look as sawn cut veneers and is the second most common way to create a wood veneer, it’s just in thinner layers (2mm or less). This creates stunning visuals while still providing stability for engineered wood floors.

How the wood is cut makes a difference in sliced engineered floors. According to experts, in order to produce a better slice-cut veneer, the log should be vertically cut from the top down. As a result, this creates less stress on the veneer during the slicing process and makes the veneer stronger and provides max stability for a variety of environments. For this reason, Hallmark Floors only vertically slice-cuts the wood used for our floors.


Collections featuring the Slice-Cut Face Technique:

2MG 2mm

Hallmark Floors engineered hardwood floors feature a 2mm slice cut face layer.

Contemporary Slice-Cut

Hardwood Construction

TrueSlice is a new progressive process developed for the sole purpose of greatly increasing one “Stability”. With a highly stable & thicker face cut TrueSlice greatly reduces the opportunity for checking in dry environments when compared to traditional processing methods.

Rotary-Cut Style

The rotary style has a completely different look than sawn-cut. Rotary-cut top layers accentuate the natural grain pattern and have a more pronounced appearance. The random grain visuals are a reflection of how the wood is processed.

Traditional rotary peeled veneers are thinner (2.0mm or less). Spinning the log and peeling off a continuous sheet creates this veneer. Hallmark Floors’ rotary-cut veneers are thicker than industry standards (2.5mm), which gives rotary-cut a more substantial wear surface. Our sophisticated, state-of-the art cutting machinery, careful management of logs, and slow drying process of the veneer, takes Hallmark Floors’ rotary-cut style to a higher performance level than ever before, creating a superior product.

Hallmark Floors Traditional Rotary Cut Method for Silverado and Chaparral

Collections featuring the Rotary-Cut Technique:

2MG 2mm

Hallmark Floors engineered hardwood floors feature a 2mm slice cut face layer.

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