Southern Yellow Pine Hardwood
To All Our Valued Customers, Over the past few years, the Covid 19 Pandemic has forced us to adapt and change the way we do things on a day-to-day basis. Florida Lumber is no exception. To make sure that we remain strong and competitive in the market for the years to come, Florida Lumber has had to adjust and change our vision for the future. In the last 2 years, we have stopped selling Sheetrock and drywall products, roofing felt and roofing materials, and have even closed on Saturdays.
Over the last few months, we have been transitioning our way out of the door supply business so on August 31, 2022, our door shop will stop assembling doors. We will continue liquidating our doors from inventory until we are out of material.
Some customers have asked if we are closing or even moving locations. To set the story straight, we are not closing or selling the business and we are not moving. These changes are all part of our new vision and path to continue serving South Florida and increasing our footprint in the construction supply industry.
Our focus is going to be on Lumber, Construction Materials, Rebar Fabrication and Rebar Accessories. As we have liquidated some of the items that we don’t sell anymore we have created more space to buy a larger volume of our core items and pass on the savings to our customers.
In the next year you will start seeing changes that will help improve our ability to serve you, our customers. We appreciate your business and your patience as Florida Lumber’s new vision becomes reality.
A Todos Nuestros Valiosos Clientes En los ultimos anos, la pandemia de el Virus (Covid 19) nos ha forzado a adaptarnos y cambiar la forma de hacer cosas en el dia a dia. Florida Lumber no ha sido una excepcion.
Para asegurarnos de mantenernos fuertes y competitivos en el mercado en los anos venideros, Florida Lumber ha tenido que ajustar y cambiar nuestra vision para el futuro. En los dos ultimos anos hemos dejado de vender los productos de yeso (sheetrock), paneles de yeso (drywall), tela asfaltica (roofing felt), materiales de techo y cerramos los Sabados. En los ultimos meses, hemos estado en transicion para salir del negocio de suministro de puertas, en Agosto 31, del 2022 nuestra tienda de puertas dejara de construir y/o cortar puertas. Vamos a continuar liquidando nuestro inventario de puertas haste que terminemos todo el material. Algunos de nuestros clientes han preguntado si estamos cerrando o si nos estamos moviendo a otra localidad. La verdad es que no estamos cerrando, no estamos vendiendo y no estamos cambiando de localidad. Estos cambios son todos parte de nuestra nueva vision y camino a continuar sirviendo al estado sur de la Florida y incrementar nuestras huellas en la industria de suministros de construccion.
paneles de yeso (drywall), tela asfaltica (roofing felt), materiales de techo y cerramos los Sabados.
En los ultimos meses, hemos estado en transicion para salir del negocio de suministro de puertas, en Agosto 31, del 2022 nuestra tienda de puertas dejara de construir y/o cortar puertas.
Vamos a continuar liquidando nuestro inventario de puertas haste que terminemos todo el material. Algunos de nuestros clientes han preguntado si estamos cerrando o si nos estamos moviendo a otra localidad.
La verdad es que no estamos cerrando, no estamos vendiendo y no estamos cambiando de localidad. Estos cambios son todos parte de nuestra nueva vision y camino a continuar sirviendo al estado sur de la Florida y incrementar nuestras huellas en la industria de suministros de construcción.
Yellow pine hardwood can be of different types like loblolly, slash, long leaf, and shortleaf pines. The color remains the same in the types with variations in durability and hardness based on the species.
What is Southern Yellow Pine Hardwood Flooring?
Yellow pine hardwood varies from light yellow and orange to yellowish brown or dark reddish color with the sapwood in light tan or cream color. The grain has a distinct pattern ranging from knotty to wavy. This readily available pine works well for making flooring to paper.
Janka scale is a universally accepted and easy method to determine the durability and strength of lumber. A zero rating indicates too soft wood for flooring and other purposes requiring durable lumber. A 4,000 ranking makes processing the lumber difficult as not ideal to process as per the extended flooring requirements.
The pine durability depends on the type. Loblolly and shortleaf have a 690 Janka rating with 870 for longleaf pine. These are softer yet suitable for flooring upon proper finishing.
This has a rustic appearance so works well for rustic décor and the low rating makes this less suited to residential use with high foot traffic amounts. Foot traffic may give it a rustic appearance but when you do not want this a durable finish takes care of the requirement.
This retains the pattern and color of pine besides being suitable for foot traffic. Do not install this in areas with excessive moisture or standing water exposure.
Maintenance & Care
Wood flooring requires regular maintenance and proper care especially when the janka rating is low. You want to maintain the beauty of flooring with preventive maintenance. Keep runners and rugs in areas with high traffic and minimize the wear.
Remove the shoes upon entering homes as heels may damage the floor with pads below the furniture’s feet as this prevents deep wood gouges.
Take proper care of flooring based on the finish type to keep it appearing beautiful through the years. Vacuum or sweep the floors regularly for removing grit and sand scouring the finish from the floor. It is necessary to clean the spills quickly to prevent staining.
Processing this pine is not difficult and machines well so you can install this with glue or nails easily. This contains abundant resin inside posing difficulty when sanding. Counteract this with frequent sanding paper changes and these results in successful sanding.
This tree plays a crucial role when it comes to maintaining the health of the Southern ecosystem. Earlier timber enterprises and agricultural plantations devastated the lands but with the pine plantations replacing these in the middle of the twentieth century, healing began.
Pine helped to reestablish the ecosystem, reduce the erosion of soil, and improve the water quality.
Yellow pine vs. White pine differences
Both white and yellow pines are affordable and common options for homes. White variety is low-density softwood with even grains. It develops vertical long cracks or the checks that do not threaten the integrity or strength of wood.
Lower bowing or twisting than the yellow variety
Impenetrable through ACQ2 treatment
Does not take stain well
Prone to cracks
Yellow pine is a high-density hardwood with uneven grain and it develops checks.
Impenetrable upon ACQ2 treatment
Nice strength-to-weight ratio
Susceptible to twisting and bowing
Non fading green tint
Does not take stain well
Both Yellow pine hardwood and white pine are similar in terms of the wood with the former being heartier and stronger but warping more than the other type. White variety is weaker and softer.