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

Yellow Birch Hardwood Flooring

  • Scientific Name, Other Names: Betula spp, Paper birch, black birch, silver birch, western birch
  • Description: A closed-grained, even-textured cream or light brown hardwood with lustrous brown flecks and warm undertones, this species is similar to maple in grain but with more color.
  • Janka Hardness: 1,200 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 15,570 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 950 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 670
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 9.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.6 %
  • About:
  • Family: Betulaceae
  • Tree Characteristics: The Birch tree can reach a height of 70 feet and a diameter of up to 2 feet.
  • Geographic Area: Found on mud flats near estuaries and coasts, swamps, and river banks.
  • Color: Heartwood is light reddish brown to dark brown with red tinges. Sapwood is light colored to white.
  • Photosensitivity:
  • Luster: Low
  • Grain: Straight
  • Texture: Fine
  • Drying Characteristics: Moderately difficult to dry
  • Working Characteristics: Fairly easy to work with
  • Durability Rating:
  • Applications: Flooring, cabinetry, furniture, decorative veneers, paneling

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