The Many Faces of Antique Heart Pine Flooring

Classic wood grain patterns in (3) distinctive grades

Vertical Grain

tight, pin stripe straight grain patterns, very strong & durable. Museum quality

Heart Pine Vertical Grain flooring has long been cherished as one of the most stable of old growth woods. Noted for its deep amber color and tight straight grain lines, it’s sawn perpendicular to the growth rings to acheive this special effect and produce one of the hardest of wear surfaces with few knots. Sometimes called quarter-sawn, the edges of the face board have vertical lines and heart content above 90%.


elegant, arching cathedral grain pattern swirls, with drifts of vertical grain

Heart Pine Plain Sawn flooring is noted for it’s graceful arching, cathedral grain patterns.  Also called flat sawn and cut parallel to the growth rings , the end of the face board shows distinguishable horizontal lines.  This dependable old growth flooring style grade provides heart content of 90% or better, and a beautiful wood floor that grows richer and darker with each year. May have small tight knots, maybe a few small nail holes.

Cabin Grade

lively mix of grain patterns, heartwood & lighter wood, may contain more knots and cracks. economical

With less heart content and more surface imperfections, flooring that doesn’t make prime grade standards is included in our Heart Pine Cabin Grade floors.  Still outstanding and yet economical,  some boards have high heart content but splits or cracks which  knocks down its grade, though it’s still very usable.  Along with the characteristic amber heartwood, expect blonde and minimal grey coloration, and possible nail holes and large knots.

Antique Heart Pine Floors & Carolina Classic Styles

Antique heart pine floors are created at our reclaimed lumber mill in NC  in (3) distinctive grades: Restoration-quality Vertical grain & Plain Sawn as well as economical cabin grade.

Standard random widths are 3/4″ thick x 3” to 8″ wide.

For renovation and restorations, we’ll happy custom match widths and grades to your specifications.  Wider plank widths are available by request.

In the process of becoming flooring, this old growth wood gets a face-lift and its rugged patina surface becomes smooth.

The outer board skins are sheared away by wood planers or bandsaw mills. That’s when the inner grain patterns emerge
with  hallmarks and rich natural color.

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Available in Solid & Engineered Construction