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

Heart Pine Hardwood Flooring

  • Scientific Name, Other Names: Southern Longlearf Yellow Pine, Old Growth Pine, Antique Pine, Pitch Pine, Reclaimed Heart Pine, Yellow Pine, Yellow Heart Pine, Longleaf Pine, Southern Pine, American Pitch Pine, Slash Pine
  • Description: Heart Pine is a highly sought after wood that is often reclaimed from older sources as a result of its scarcity. It has a gorgeous brown-orange complexion with soft yellows mixed in as well. It has a tight and vertical grain, and is slightly harder than Red Oak. Heart Pine has a rich historical background, serving as a prominent material for construction in the United States during the Industrial Revolution. Whether you're looking for a rustic or a formal look, Heart Pine is a versatile wood that can meet both needs with ease.
  • Janka Hardness: 1,225 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 12,600 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,070 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 0
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 5.1 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 7.5 %
  • About: Our Heat Pine come in Antique Heart Pine (Reclaimed), Wide Plank Pine, Site Finished, Oil Prefinished, Handscraped, Distressed, Engineered and Solid. Heart Pine flooring is also available in long lengths, up to 16'.
  • Family: Pinus, caribaea
  • Tree Characteristics: The Heart Pine tree averages 125 feet tall and 40 inches wide at maturity.
  • Geographic Area: Heart Pine trees gow in North America and Central America
  • Color: Heart Pine's heartwood is yellow after cutting and turns deep pinkish tan to warm reddish brown within weeks due to high resin content. Heart Pine's sapwood remains yellow, with occasional blue-black sap stain.
  • Photosensitivity: Heart Pine will amber to a darker yellow-tan color over time.
  • Luster: Raw Heart Pine lumber has a low natural luster.
  • Grain: Heart Pine is dense, with high figuring. Plainsawn Heart Pine is swirled while rift or quarter-sawn heart pine is primarily pinstriped. Heart Pine with curly or burl grain is rare.
  • Texture: Heart Pine lumber has a medium texture. Heart Pine hardwood flooring can be finished to provide a choice of flooring surface ranging from smooth to wirebrushed.
  • Drying Characteristics: Heart Pine is not difficult or time-consuming to dry properly. It is best to acclimate engineered Heart Pine flooring for 1 week and solid Heart Pine flooring for 2 weeks prior to installation.
  • Working Characteristics: Heart Pine flooring is considered good to work with. Sawing: Good, Nailing: Good, Sanding: Use course paper for 1st sanding, may clog paper. Finishing: Accepts surface and penetrating finishes, some stains tend to blotch. It is important to keep the relative humidity levels in the home between 35% and 50% before, during, and after installing Heart Pine hardwood floors.
  • Durability Rating: Heart Pine has a natural resistance to insects in heartwood and is dense.
  • Applications: Heart Pine Hardwood Flooring, Furniture, joists and paneling for homes and factories, as well as timbers for bridges, warehouses, and railroad cars. It was utilized in Victorian hotels and palaces. Please note, unfinished Heart Pine flooring is sold in open, strapped bundles and not sold in boxes. Prefinished solid Heart Pine flooing and prefinished engineered Heart Pine flooring are sold in boxes. Heart Pine flooring must be purchased in full bundles or boxes.

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