Grades & Properties of Wood Flooring —
Premium White Pine Flooring
White Pine flooring is a traditional flooring choice.
Premium White Pine Flooring Dimension Specifications:
Premium Pine flooring has lengths typically of 6 to 12 feet. Standard widths are 6, 8, 10, and 12 inches nominally. Custom widths from 3″ up to 18″ or more can be made by request. Moisture content is between 6% and 8% for quick acclimation. Premium Pine is only found unfinished.
Premium White Pine flooring is readily available. Custom orders usually demand 2-3 weeks for production, depending on lumber availability.
Finished Floor Appearance:
Premium White Pine has an even light yellow and tan appearance with large tight knots. The long lengths make for fewer joints and a more desirable floor aesthetically. Pine is not particularly sensitive to sunlight but will amber considerably with an oil-based finish over time. Water-based finishes can be applied to slow any color change but may be difficult to use because of grain raise.
Flooring Durability and Stability:
Premium Pine flooring is not durable and dents quite easily. White Pine tends to shrink over time.
Workability of Premium White Pine Flooring:
Being a softwood, Premium Pine flooring works easily with both hand and power tools. When installing the flooring, it is best to use a manual nailer, but staples and pneumatic nailers work well. Installation is fast with Pine flooring because Pine is wide typically. Pine holds screws well, and it glues, stains, and polishes to a very attractive finish. It is relatively easy to sand with flooring equipment, but professional sanding and finishing is recommended. Premium Pine accepts stain well, which can alter the appearance of the floor drastically. Stain can appear blotchy if stain conditioner is not applied.
Principal Uses of Premium White Pine Flooring:
Because of its lower price than Oak, Premium Pine flooring is used in low-, medium-, and high-end residential applications for a traditional floor.
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