Pine wood flooring is a tremendous flooring option that is used in homes and offices across the world. Homeowners in the Huntsville and Madison County areas tell us they love pine wood floors because of their weathered look, low environmental footprint, and low cost. Our experts at Floor Coverings International Huntsville take a closer look at the key details of pine wood flooring.
Small Footprint, Big Impact
Pine wood comes from the millions of pine trees found on the Earth’s six continents. There are roughly 120 species of the evergreen and coniferous pine tree. Pine is the world’s primary supplier of building materials and paper products. It’s important to note that as a flooring surface, pine is technically classified as a softwood, which means it is softer than a typical hardwood floor.
Softwood Pine trees typically grow faster than hardwood trees, which is why the wood doesn’t have a chance to harden with age. This fast growth makes pine tree farming more efficient and better for the environment because when one pine tree gets chopped down, another springs up in its place fairly quickly.
This might be the main selling point of pine wood flooring. Pine wood has a spectacular rustic and weathered appearance that accentuates the natural look of the softwood. In addition, pine wood is known for having pins or knots, contributing to its antique look. Because of all these natural features, pine wood can be difficult to keep looking like new, but homeowners in the Huntsville and Madison County areas actually prefer this challenge because it helps contribute to the rustic décor of their home.
Depending on the species, hardwood floors can be one of the more expensive types of flooring for homeowners in the Huntsville and Madison County areas. For budget conscious buyers, we love to recommend pine wood flooring because it can run about half the price of its hardwood brethren. Pine wood is relatively low cost and high quality, a perfect combination.
We know you’re just getting started in your search for the perfect pine wood floors. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at the number below, where our experts at Floor Coverings International Huntsville are waiting to answer your questions. We also offer free in-home estimates and design consultations for residents of the Huntsville and Madison County areas.
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