Plank Face Width: 6" - 8" Plank Thickness: 3/4" Solid, 5/8" and 3/4" Engineered Plank Length: 18" - 10' Random Lengths, 2' - 10' Random Lengths, 3' - 10' Random Lengths, 4' - 10' Random Lengths Grade: Select, Character Profile: Tongue and Groove Special Features/Options: Plain Sawn, Pre-Finished Available Janka Hardness Rating:
When you choose yellow birch wide plank flooring, it is almost guaranteed that no two planks will look alike. Yellow birch offers plank-to-plank variety that is virtually unmatched in other wood species.
There is a striking difference in color between the sapwood and heartwood of the yellow birch tree. The sapwood is a light tan to yellow color, while the heartwood is typically dark brown tinged with red. This often leads to a striking contrast in the appearance of the wood.
Most birch planks have a straight, closed grain, while some boards exhibit a wavy grain pattern. Others still have a very subtle grain pattern. The striking difference in graining from plank to plank further contributes to the remarkably variable appearance of birch floors. This is one species where natural finishing is recommended.
With a Janka hardness rating of 1260, yellow birch is just slightly below average. On the dimensional stability scale, it is average. You should have no problems selecting this floor for a high-traffic area or for an environment with significant humidity fluctuations.
Yellow birch wide plank floors are anything but boring. With significant differences between one plank and the next in terms of both color and graining, this is species is sure to dazzle.
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