Inspiration. From the floor up. 

Special Rift White Oak

As luxury custom flooring manufacturers, we have continually faced the challenge of procuring high quality rift sawn flooring over 5” wide for our clients. We searched for many years to find just the right logs and just the right sawmill to custom cut the finest rift sawn lumber. Many suppliers shrugged their shoulders and said it could not be done. But we carried on, and finally found our sources to produce Virtu Special Rift.

The elegance of Virtu Special Rift lies in its uniformity of color and linearity of grain. Rift sawn is a naturally more stable cut with less movement than the more commonly used flat cut white oak. And rift cut wood is less susceptible to checking and gapping. Marrying the unique beauty of Special Rift with natural stability of rift cut lumber makes for a uniquely beautiful floor that will maintain its appearance year in and year out.

Engineered to the same exacting standards of our 2-layer flooring, Special Rift can be manufactured in widths from 5” up to 9" and in lengths 4’ up to 10’. It can also be provided as 100% FSC certified, qualifying for LEED points in several categories.

We have manufactured hundreds of thousands of feet of beautiful rift white oak flooring and we can honestly say this is the most impressive rift cut flooring we have ever seen.

Virtu is setting another benchmark with Virtu Special Rift. Unparalleled beauty, quality and custom made in the USA.


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Controlled color spectrum for a more uniform appearance


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Clearly articulated grain structure, with consistent straight grain, the way rift should be

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Long lengths, from 4’ to 10’, with an average lengths of 7’


Seeing is believing...

... with Virtu Special Rift. Here is a quick slide show where you can see 700 square feet unit of 8" wide flooring 8' to 10' long - about 100 pieces. The consistency in appearance of the grain clarity and uniformity of color defines the unique high quality of Virtu Special Rift. 

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Species:            Rift cut American White Oak

Grade:              Clear

Applications:     Residential, Light commercial

Construction:    2-layer – wood on birch plywood

 Thickness:        5/8" thick with 3mm wear layer

                         3/4” thick with 3mm wear layer

Lengths:            4’ up to 10’, random lengths

Widths:              5”, 6", 7”, 8”, 9”

Installation:      Float, glue, or nail

Finish:              Polyurethane, oil, or site finish

Edges:               T&G, Bevel or square edge

Ends:                 End matched, bevel or square edge

LEED:               Available FSC Certified

                         Low-emitting Materials