Prefinished Caribbean Heart Pine
Prefinished Caribbean Pine
Alone the term Caribbean Pine does tell you much about what you are buying. Caribbean is like putting Southern in front of pine. What does that mean? Well, frankly neither word, stand- alone tells you very much at all. The Caribbean islands are organized into 30 territories including sovereign states, overseas departments, and dependencies, scattered over 700 islands, islets, reefs, and cays. In other words, putting Caribbean Pine in front of pine could mean your floors were any number of subspecies. Our belief is that Pine should be sold like wine; meaning that age, location, and species determine price.
3 Colors; Fawn, Vintage and Natural-Prefinished Solid 3/4 ; Fawn is a blend 15% Satin Finish & 25-year factory warranty. Water-base stain followed by 7 coats of Ultraviolet Cured (UV) sealer and topcoats, which provide a finish that is both tough and durable. Additionally, both the sealer and topcoat contain Aluminum Oxide. This gives the finish long term resistance to wear and keeps the original sheen of the flooring from changing over time. Industry standards for wear resistance are determined from what is known as “Tabor Testing”. The higher the Tabor number, the better wear resistance you have. While finishes can be rated as “abrasion resistant” with tabor ratings of 250, our standard finish averages a rating of 350.
Caribbean Pine Prefinished
Flooring Grade: Vintage, Fawn, Natural
Natural, a true matte finish which really lightens up this floor, yellow/pink sapwood stands out on what is very "neutral" floor. To be clear, this…
Fawn offers a tinted version of the Natural Finish which brings out the lighter warmer tones. To be clear, this is not the same version…
The Vintage finished Caribbean Heart Pine blends a light, medium and dark brownish / red, a classic finish you will see DIY use on Southern…
Caribbean Pine Finishes
Solid Caribbean Heart Pine Prefinished (Vintage)- 5” boards with lengths 1 -7 ft nested bundles average 4’, tongue and groove all four sides, bevel all four. “Fawn is a rich burnt taupe color that blends seamlessly with any interior. The knotty pattern gives the flooring a rustic character grade feel. “ Most folks offering this product will use this terminology, it is nice. What else, not PR quotes? Fawn has a golden undertone, is that burnt taupe? The floor has a variety of color changes depending upon the time of day, sunlight, and angle. Fawn picks up the red contrasting heartwood and sap around knots, those boards are amazing.
Solid Caribbean Heart Pine Prefinished (Vintage)- 5” boards with lengths 1 -7 ft nested bundles average 4’, tongue and groove all four sides, bevel all four. The Vintage finish presents red when sapwood present and medium brown setting the background. Vintage finishes are extremely popular with pet owners as the darker finish hides tiny scratches very nicely. Vintage Caribbean Pine has some amazing boards and some very plain ones. Tip- hide the plain ones.
Natural finished CP truly looks different from every angle. The photos shown here are all the same grade with a natural finish, really, they are all the same floors. The Natural finish plays on the Knotty Pine look but exceptionally clean after the extensive finishing process these floors undergo during the finish. Natural is a matte finish; & 25-year factory warranty. Water-base clear followed by 7 coats of Ultraviolet Cured (UV) sealer and topcoats, which provide a finish that is both tough and durable. Additionally, both the sealer and topcoat contain Aluminum Oxide.
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