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

Douglas Fir Flooring

  • Scientific Name, Other Names: Pseudotsuga menziesii, Blue Douglas fir, British Columbia pine, British Colubian pine, Coast Douglas fir, Colorado Douglas fir, Colorado Pino real, Colorado real, Columbian Pine, Douglas spruce, Inland Douglas fir, Interior Douglas fir, Oregon Douglas fir, Oregon pine, Puget Sound pine, Red fir, Rocky Mountain Douglas fir, Yellow fir
  • Description: Douglas Fir can be found in abundance across the continent of North America, serving as a familiar sight for millions. Used often as a staple for construction, Douglas Fir flooring is also renowned for its strength and durability. In addition to its strength, Douglas Fir has a rich, visually soothing color combination with the heartwood varying from creamy yellowish-brown for older trees to light red for younger trees and complimented by pale white tones.
  • Janka Hardness: 660 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 12,400 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,950 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 530
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.6 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.8 %
  • About: Designers appreciate the rich visual quality of Douglas fir flooring and enjoy its beautiful response to fine craftsmanship and finishing. When sawn to expose its vertical grain, Douglas fir is particularly attractive and durable. Douglas fir’s light rosey color, which darkens over time when exposed to UV rays, is set off by its remarkably straight grain pattern.
  • Family: Pinaceae
  • Tree Characteristics: Can grow to 150' tall, predominantly found in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.
  • Geographic Area: Pacific NW and Northern California
  • Color: Difficult to distinguish when freshly cut, heart wood will darken on exposure and sap wood will not.
  • Photosensitivity: The heart wood in Douglas Fir will darken to a rich reddish orange. The sap wood will not darken.
  • Luster: Low, light.
  • Grain: Douglas Fir flooring is typically sawn as Vertical Grain for maximum hardness and durability.
  • Texture: Smooth, very little torn grain.
  • Drying Characteristics: Douglas Fir is stable and fairly easy to dry. Vertical grain known for being both hard for a softwood and very stable.
  • Working Characteristics: Douglas Fir hardwood flooring is very easy to install and accepts stains, glues, and finishes well.
  • Durability Rating: Only slight natural durability in the heartwood.
  • Applications: Douglas Fir is frequently used for interior trim, flooring, moulding, windows, doors, heavy construction, framing and general carpentry.

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