Caribbean Heart Pine (Prime)
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Caribbean Heart Pine is a beautiful wood prized throughout the world for its distinctive grain, rich, lustrous patina, and durable hardness. Manufactured with the same precision as our hardwoods, end-matched in long lengths, it is the perfect alternative to reclaimed heart pine. It is uniform in color over a range from golden brown to red brown heartwood to lighter brown sapwood. Caribbean Heart Pine deepens in dark red color over time.
Color and Photo-sensitivity: Is uniform in color over a range from golden brown to red brown heartwood to lighter brown sapwood. Caribbean Heart Pine deepens in dark red color over time.
Janka Hardness Rating: 1,240 lbs (564 kg.) By comparison, Northern Red Oak is rated at 1,290 lbs. (585 kg.)
Stability: Width movement expected in a 3” face from a one percent change in moisture content is between 0.008” and 0.009”. By comparison, Northern Red Oak’s value is 0.004” to 0.010”.
Manufacturing Specifications: Moisture content is 7% to 9%. Weight is 2.9 lbs/Sqft
Available in various widths with 1’- 12’ nested, average 7’ lengths
Unfinished 3/4” Solid Flooring Tongue & Groove, Square Edge, End Matched
Prime Quality: Our more refined quality is virtually clear of defects except occasional small pin knots. Color is more consistent and harmonious, with a high degree of red heartwood and limited sapwood.