The appeal of heart pine flooring
Posted on January 11, 2011 by Whit Holder
Antique heart pine makes a very beautiful and durable wood floor. What is it about this wood that people love so much? I think it is many things.
Antique heart pine has a distinctive beauty that sets it apart from other woods. The deep reddish brown color that we see today has deepened with age since the trees were harvested years ago.
The quality of this wood is superb. The growth rings are very dense. Twenty-five rings per inch are not uncommon. It is rare to find timber today that matches antique heart pine's strength and density.
Another reason for antique heart pine's appeal is its important role in our history and heritage. This was the timber that was here when this area was settled. Our ancestors used it to build their homes, barns, furniture, and just about everything else that they built with wood. It is a part of our heritage and that appeals to some folks.