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Heart Pine Species Details   (Back to Species List)

Detailed information pertaining to Heart Pine (Pinus, caribaea) is detailed below:

Specie Names
Lumber Name(s): Honduras Heart Pine.
Grown in: Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico.
Description
Heart Pine is a harder pine, typically used due to its hardness, for wide plank flooring.
Color Range and Color Change
Color Range: Heart Pine ranges from a deep orange-reddish color for the pieces with heavy pitch to a pale straw color.
Color Change: Over time, Heart Pine will amber to a darker yellow-tan color.
Where to Use
Heart Pine is traditionally used residentially wherever the look of a wide plank softwood floor is desired.
Special Characteristics and Issues
Site Sanding/ Finishing: Some finishes have difficulty adhering to and drying on top of the resinous pieces. ALWAYS test the finish you propose to use FIRST on test pieces to insure compatibility.
Product availability
This species is currently not available in any collections.
Hardness Chart
Hardness Chart for Heart Pine.
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