Southern Yellow Pine is commonly chosen over other wood species because it is a character-filled wood with enduring charm. Natural highlights and rustic hues of Southern Yellow Pine Flooring deepen over time into rich amber tones.
COLOR: Heartwood varies from light yellow/orange to reddish brown or yellowish brown; sapwood is light tan to yellowish white.
GRAIN: Closed with high figuring; patterns range from clear to knotty.
VARIATIONS WITHIN SPECIES AND GRADES: Longleaf pine, shortleaf pine, loblolly pine, slash pine. All have many of the same characteristics as Douglas fir. Old-growth lumber in these varieties has substantially higher density and is more stable than second-growth material.
HARDNESS (JANKA): Below average
DIMENSIONAL STABILITY: Above average
DURABILITY: Soft, fairly durable, not as resistant to scuffs & dents as other hardwoods.