If you’re looking for a visually interesting wood species, one that is packed with plank-to-plank variety in color and graining patterns, there’s no need to look further than yellow birch wide plank floors.
The sapwood and heartwood of this species vary widely in color, with the sapwood usually being light tan to yellow, while the heartwood is typically dark brown tinged with red.
One of the best things about yellow birch is its versatility. You can use it to achieve almost any aesthetic with the right stain, if that’s your goal. It’s also extremely durable and easy to maintain, making it a great choice for homeowners who want their flooring to last a long time without being too fussy.
The graining pattern is also very variable from plank to plank, with some planks exhibiting a straight, closed grain pattern while others exhibit a wavy grain pattern.
Yellow birch has a Janka hardness rating of 1260, just slightly below average, and it’s just also slightly below average when it comes to dimensional stability. You can expect the floor to hold up fairly well in high-traffic areas or an environment with humidity fluctuations.
We highly recommend using a natural matte finish to let the naturally striking appearance of the wood fully come through. Using an oil-based or water-based glossy finish can make it harder to appreciate the beauty of the wood.
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