With so many different types of wood floors available on the market, it can seem overwhelming to make a decision on what type to choose for your house. Many people are already aware that pine flooring is a great option because of its affordability, character and strength. However, you may not know there’s several different pine options available, making it one of the most versatile flooring options available.
Eastern White Pine Flooring
Most pine comes from trees grown in the Northeast US & Canada or from areas in the Southern US. The most popular type of pine flooring comes from Eastern White Pine trees. This type of wood has been installed in houses all over New England for hundreds of years, where the original flooring can still be found in some houses. Found in both clear and knotty grades, Eastern White Pine is typically chosen for its warm coloring and character that develops over time.
Southern Yellow Pine Flooring
Southern Yellow Pine, as the name implies, comes from trees grown in the Southern US. These types of pines make a denser, harder floor. Southern Yellow Pine is also unique because its sapwood is a yellowish white, while the heartwood is a reddish brown, orange, or yellow color, that gives the pine a beautiful grain pattern.
Heart Pine Flooring
Another favorite, Heart Pine is made from only the heartwood of pine trees, usually the Longleaf Pine. This pine is typically 80-100 years old and can provide the perfect mix of character and strength for a remarkable floor.
Antique Heart Pine Flooring
Even older then Heart Pine is Antique Heart Pine. Antique Heart Pine comes from reclaimed and salvaged old buildings, where the wood dates back 200-300 years from old American forests. Not only beautiful, this type of pine is perfect if you are looking for an environmentally responsible option to your flooring.
Pumpkin Pine Flooring
The last pine option to consider is Pumpkin Pine. While this may only seem appropriate for the Halloween and Thanksgiving season, Pumpkin Pine warms to a reddish-orange or amber color as it ages any time of the year. It is generally thought that slow growing pines in old-growth forests accumulate colored products in the heartwood, but genetic factors and soil conditions may also play a role in this rich color development. Harvested from mature Northeast US trees, Pumpkin Pine is a great option for those looking for a tougher pine plank then Eastern Pine floors.
For more information and pricing on all Stonewood Pine floors: Pine Plank Flooring