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1271 Route 22 East, Lebanon, NJ 08833
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Yellow Pine Wood Floor

Southern Yellow Pine Room Scene 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 (P. palustris), shortleaf pine (P. echinata), loblolly pine (P. taedo), slash pine (P. elliottii). 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): Loblolly and shortleaf 690; 47% softer than Northern red oak; longleaf 870; 33% softer than Northern red oak.

Dimensional Stability: Above average (change coefficient .00265; 28% more stable than red oak).

Durability: Soft, fairly durable, although not as resistant to scuffs, dents and abrasions as the hardwoods. Often used for flooring, but may not be suitable for all applications due to its softness.

Sawing/Machining: Good machinging qualities.

Sanding: Resin in wood tends to clog abrasives; frequent sandpaper changes are required.

Nailing: Good holding ability and resistance to splitting.

Finishing: A durable finish can help minimize wear.

Comments: Generally manufactured for flooring with no end-match; sometimes flooring is "distressed" to create an antique look.

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The Wood Floor Store
Lebanon Plaza, 1271 Route 22 East
P.O. Box 690, Lebanon, NJ 08833
Hunterdon County, Central New Jersey
908-236-7117

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