Southern Yellow Pine

Technical species specifications for Southern Yellow Pine Hardwood Flooring from Fantastic Floor – Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.
Southern Yellow Pine flooring represents the least expensive, yet one of the most traditional choices available. The sapwood of pine is a yellowish white, and is usually wide in second growth stands. Heartwood begins to form when the tree is about 20 years old, becoming a reddish-brown, orange, or yellow wood. In old, slow-growth trees, sapwood may be only 1 to 2 inches in width. Yellow Pine was the flooring of choice in the past due to its hardness and durability. While it may not be the hardest wood used for flooring today, Southern Yellow Pine flooring is still a gorgeous and classic choice for any home.
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Scientific Name, Other Names:
Longleaf Pine, Loblolly, Shortleaf Pine, Slash
Southern Pine is defined as a species whose major range is in the United States, South of the Mason-Dixon line and East of the Great Plains. The preferred construction wood of the 19th century, used for everything from clipper ship masts, to warehouse timbers, to residential flooring. Yellow Pine is the state tree of Alabama, Arkansas and North Carolina.
Yellow Pine is used for structural timber, structural grade plywood, building construction, boxes, baskets, crates, cooperage, pallets, millwork, woodenware, novelties, boat building, furniture, floors, plywood, veneers, and applications requiring hardness and good wearing qualities.
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Tangential Shrinkage:
7.4 %
Radial Shrinkage:
4.8 %
Pinus Palustris
Tree Characteristics:
Southern Yellow Pine reaches a height of 98 – 115 ft. and a diameter of 28 inches.
Geographic Area:
Native to the southeastern United States, found along the coastal plain from eastern Texas to southeast Virginia extending into northern and central Florida.
Heartwood is a reddish brown, orange or yellow. Sapwood is a yellowish white.
Ambers to a dark reddish or yellowish brown.
Closed, with high figuring; patterns range from clear to knotty.
Medium to Coarse
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Working Characteristics:
Sawing and nailing rated as good. The resin tends to clog sand paper, so frequent paper changes are required when sanding. Using durable finishes can help minimize wear.
Durability Rating:
Soft, fairly durable, not as resistant to scuffs & dents as true hardwoods.
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