Classic wood grain patterns in (3) distinctive grades
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.
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.