What does straight-line edged mean, and why is it important?
When ordinary floorboards are machined the mills use a power hydraulic arm to straighten the boards as they feed through. So a board shaped like a banana can still be machined properly. This is acceptable, because the boards can be clamped together using strong flooring clamps before being nailed down onto the timber floor joists. With strip overlay however, you can’t use floor clamps to straighten the boards, because you don’t have floor joists to clamp from. It is therefore essential that the boards have nice straight sides to begin with. This is accomplished by allowing the moulder to actually machine the edge of the board so that it comes out straight, regardless of how it went in. This is called straight-line edging. This ensures the boards do not try and return to their original shape, and allow gaps to develop between the boards. At Mountain Timber Products, all our timber strip overlay is straight line edged to ensure easy installation and years of trouble free service. Q: What