About Pine Flooring
Pine floors will bring a warm and relaxing feeling to your home. As a flooring option with great natural character, Pine’s rustic knot patterns and goldish-amber tones will make a country-style home stand out as well as perfectly adapting to a traditional home décor.
The heartwood of a pine tree yields the darkest and hardest wood the tree has to offer, and heart-pine floors are made from this heartwood exclusively. A heart-pine floor will resist dents and deep scratches better than a pine floor made from sapwood. Heart-pine floors have a natural, reddish-gold tone to them. Most heart-pine floors aren’t stained, they’re simply treated with a clear topcoat. They don’t shift in reaction to humidity levels and have a tendency to last for a very long time.
As it relates to maple, oak and other hardwoods, cherry wood is more pliable and flexible. At the same time, this elegant wood is strong and has also been found to be highly resistant to insects and mold. These qualities make it an excellent choice for flooring.
- Grades: Premium and Selec
- Widths: Up to 24″
- Lengths: Up to 16′
- Cuts: Plain Sawn
- End-matched: Up to 12″
- FSC Certified
- Available in engineered wood and solid wood. Also offered in FSC Certified Reclaimed wood and a custom stain to adjust the wood to your project.
What is the difference between Character, Select and Premium grade?
Premium grade wood contains very even grain patterns, and similar characteristics of the flow throughout the flooring. These patterns create a very gentle difference in the floor. This is often the highest quality and more desirable style. Check out this example of premium grade flooring from Houzz.
Select grade flooring is a combination of Premium and Character grades. You’ll get minimal knots, and much less variation in wood grain patterns. This is the most common style of flooring you’ll find.
Check out our other types of hardwood and wide plank flooring.
What is spalting?
Spalting is discoloration in the wood from fungi. This is generally desirable patterns that are not reproducible.
What does End-matched mean?
End-matched means that all sides of the wood have a tongue or groove cut into it. This creates a pattern that lets the installation go faster, and also keeps your floor tightly connected after installation. You won’t have any nails on the surface of the floor, and the floor itself becomes like one solid piece of wood that moves together throughout the seasons.