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Yellow Pine Flooring
Clear grade Yellow Pine flooring is a traditional flooring choice.
Other Grades of Yellow Pine Wood Flooring:
Clear Yellow Pine Flooring Dimension Specifications:
Clear Yellow Pine flooring has lengths typically of 6 to 16 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. Yellow Pine is only found unfinished but is available prefinished and engineered with a veneer top layer.
Clear Yellow Pine flooring is readily available. Custom orders usually demand 2–3 weeks for production, depending on lumber availability.
Finished Floor Appearance:
Clear Southern Yellow Pine has an even light yellow and tan appearance without knots. The long lengths make for fewer joints and a more desirable floor aesthetically. The wood 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:
Yellow Pine flooring is not durable and dents quite easily. The wood tends to shrink over time.
Workability of Clear Yellow Pine Flooring:
Because it is a softwood, Yellow 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 the boards are typically milled wide. The wood 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. Yellow 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 Clear Yellow Pine Flooring:
Because it is priced lower than Oak, Clear grade Yellow Pine flooring is used in low-, medium-, and high-end residential applications for a traditional floor.