Southern Yellow Pine Direct
Southern Yellow Pine is not a species, and it is this misconception on which our business was founded. Southern Yellow Pine (often abbreviated SYP) doesn't refer to any one species of tree, but rather several species that thrive in different parts of the south. Southern Yellow Pine is just a geographic description of where Yellow Pine is most commonly found.
The Alabama Longleaf Pine, the state tree and the species which creates our gorgeous New Heart Pine. The soil, climate and available stands of this slow growing version of our Southern Pine is not commercially farmed any longer because the fast growing versions are fine for their purposes, i.e. nobody walks on them.
Southern Yellow Pine Direct or SYP Direct began with one salesperson selling nothing but #2 Knotty Pine, and it is still our #1 seller today even with our much larger selection. The majority of our business is unfinished flooring sold directly to homeowners buying heart pine or knotty pine. Southern Yellow Pine Direct is an A+ rated Better Business Bureau company in one of the toughest online business models, selling unfinished wood flooring!
We tell the truth about our business and the industry in general which is very unique since most companies sell floor covers, not floors. We do not sell covers, we sell floors that will outlive the house where they are installed... probably reclaimed and sold again when that time comes. Our philosophy of “one house, one floor” mandates that repeat business happen only when customers add on or move.
We are the homeowners source for building materials, including but not limited to our one a kind pine floors. If you are buying Knotty Pine, New Heart Pine, Caribbean Heart Pine or even Antique Reclaimed Heart Pine you owe it to yourself and your house to call Southern Yellow Pine Direct for the best solid wood floors, period.
We understand that as homeowners your are told that solid wood will cup, it is too expensive, or that it cannot be glued down. None of these are even close to the truth, they are part of the business model that wants you to buy another floor cover every five years. They will tell you that a 2 millimeter thin sliver of wood will last a lifetime,“it says so right here on the warranty”, which are 100% worthless if you live in the real world. Want proof? Visit this link to an view and actual warranty - (with names changed to protect the guilty) or click this for letter written by Terri of New Jersey another one of our favorite states.
Please remember that salespeople are not vested in the materials they are selling you, most of the time they are just trying to make a commission. As they are employees of public companies who put shareholder value ahead of real value, they are given the talking points and propaganda. Furthermore, they would prefer you purchase a new floor every year which is why an oak tree is worth more cut down, bundled with other oak trees, shipped overseas where it becomes "single use" flooring and shipped back to the United States than it is just cut up into flooring. You will not get that treatment with Southern Yellow Pine Direct or Bayou Rustics.
So read our site and use the search button to find information on anything specific, along with our blogs, tips and terms page you can find information that only SYP Direct will put in print. We are here for you, the buyer; of course we sell to builders and other re-sellers but our loyalty (even then) is with the homeowner because if you are happy we continue to grow our business with referrals and reviews that those other guys rarely provide, we are their secret.