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Eastern White Pine (Knotty Pine)
Grades & Properties of Wood Flooring —
Other Common Names and Related Species:
- Knotty Pine
- Northern White Pine
- Pumpkin Pine
- Soft Pine
- Weymouth Pine
- White Pine
Popular Grades of Eastern White Pine Wood Flooring:
The United States and Canada.
Janka Hardness: 420
White Pine is at the bottom of the Janka scale.
Grades of Eastern White Pine Flooring Available:
White Pine Lumber is typically knotty and not graded in the same way as other hardwoods. There are three grades of White Pine flooring, as follows:
D-Select White Pine flooring is the highest grade of White Pine. Dime sized knots are included in this grade.
Premium Pine flooring includes all the character found in the wood. Large knots, light yellow sapwood, and dark heartwood are found in this grade. Premium Pine will contain mostly sound knots.
Standard Grade White Pine flooring has the same knotty appearance as the Premium grade, but missing and loose knots are allowed in this grade. More surface defects are also allowed.