Distinguishing true old growth heart pine from other southern yellow pine, can be confusing. In the end, it’s all about “heart content” and grain density, characteristics which have made heart pine famous.
In the case of Oak, there are 10 types of white oak, and 10 types of red oak. And while antique white oak is high on the list of preferred reclaimed wood, it’s also in shorter supply and more costly, and not to be confused with red oak for those very reasons or because of inexperience.
Additional hardwood species such as Maple, Chestnut, Hickory, Cypress, and Beech are generally more identifiable. Since our inventory of these woods does vary, we’ve found great reception and create original floors by mixing 2-3 species of these special grains into one floor. Find your favorites below!