Technical species specifications for Caribbean Heart PIne Hardwood Flooring from Fantastic Floor - Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.

Caribbean Heart PIne Hardwood Flooring

  • Scientific Name, Other Names: Pino, Ocote
  • Description:
  • Janka Hardness: 1,240 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 13,340 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,745 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 625
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.8 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 6.3 %
  • About: Although not technically a southern yellow pine, Caribbean Pine is closely related to other pine species found in southeastern United States which are commonly grouped as southern yellow pine.
  • Family: Pinus caribaea
  • Tree Characteristics: Grows to a height of 100 ft with a trunk diameter of 30-40", occasionally larger. Boles are clear up to 70 ft and with moderate taper.
  • Geographic Area: Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Bahama Islands, and Cuba; widely introduced as a plantation species throughout the world (Australia, South Africa, Surinam, and elsewhere)
  • Color: Heartwood is reddish brown, sapwoo is yellowish white and is distinct from the heartwood.
  • Photosensitivity:
  • Luster: Medium
  • Grain: Typically straight
  • Texture: Medium to coarse texture and a greasy feel
  • Drying Characteristics:
  • Working Characteristics: Works fairly well with most tools, though the resin can gum up tools and clog sandpaper. Glues and finishes well.
  • Durability Rating:
  • Applications: General light and heavy construction, carpentry, flooring, joinery, utility poles and railroad ties (treated), boat building, vats, pulp and paper products.

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