heart pine flooring, antique heart pine floors


Celebrated and legendary, Heart Pine Flooring

Authentic  Heart pine flooring is distinctly different from other wood flooring.
It represents the last of old growth long-leaf heart pine which was harvested almost to extinction, in the virgin american forest long ago. Most had been harvested by the early 1900’s.

Today this precious material is salvaged from skeletons of the old buildings it once supported.
Whole Log Lumber is proude to bring it back to life again as top quality reclaimed flooring.

Heart pine has been called the “Queen” of antique wood flooring.
Get up-close-and-personal with it and you’ll see why. You’ll probably notice its rich amber and honey colors first. That’s  where it got it’s name. But it’s most unique characteristic is the variety of it’s tight grained growth rings and cathedral grain patterns.  They are the hallmark of it’s beauty.

And since being “Queen” has it’s responsibilities,  it’s strength and durability have become legendary …

It’s strength is in it’s Heart

Authentic heart pine flooring is incredibly strong because of resinous heart wood which grows slowly within the interior of the tree. Centuries of slow growth made heart pine’s heartwood dense and sturdy.

Though heart pine flooring is technically not a hardwood, heart pine’s structural integrity makes it about as hard as red oak, the measure by which wood hardness is gauged.   It was the timber of choice for early sailing ships and factories, before the advent of steel,  because of it grew tall and long and deep and wide.  This translated into its durability and stability equal to hardwood.

Whole Log Lumber is the Best Source for Heart Pine Flooring

Whole Log Lumber has a passion for heart pine flooring. In fact, it’s the reason why this business began way back before reclaimed wood was cool.  Today we use our hard earned experience to serve the best needs of our customers. Even those with the most discriminating of tastes have been pleased by the elegance, beauty and dependability of our unique heart pine flooring Styles and Grades.  Our About Us page has a list of some swell testimonials.

We sell custom solid as well as engineered heart pine flooring plus heart pine wall paneling, stairs, mantels, beams, timbers and other fine wood products.

We create custom flooring in other antique woods as well: antique oak, antique maple, and mixed hardwoods. Our customers love the variety of finishes and grades we offer too: Carolina Classic, Carolina Craftsman and Carolina Character.

We welcome  questions you may have about heart pine flooring grades, grains, sizing and  finishes .[/cd_text][/cd_column][/cd_row]