"Why haven't I heard of Caribbean Heart Pine
Caribbean Heart Pine contains the highest percentage of heartwood found in any new heart pine except for actual old growth, which is very hard to find and very expensive. Furthermore, it can be antiqued very easily, meaning it can be made to look very old. If you put a few bolt holes in it most would consider it antique reclaimed heart pine. In short, the reason you haven’t heard of Caribbean Heart Pine is that very few people have incentive to explain what it is, where it comes from etc., when they can call it something you have heard of while charging you three times the price.
Our rustic grade of Caribbean Heart Pine has more of its heartwood derived from sap and thus has more color variations and those gorgeous knots. These floors have skyrocketed in popularity over the past couple of years and we look for that trend to continue as the natural and rustic are about real wood, not plastics meant for landfill.
Southern Yellow Pine Direct is the best place to buy Caribbean Heart Pine as we offer pick up locations in South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana and New Hampshire; along with shipping nationwide including Hawaii as of 2018.
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Clear Pine or Knotty Pine Flooring
Which is better pine flooring, clear or knotty?
"Sometimes you feel like a knot, some times you don't"
Does clear or knotty pine make a better floor?
The answer to which grade, #2 or C and Better, more commonly known as knotty and clear is all about taste. The look you want will determine the grade, in most cases. Clear or C and Better Southern Yellow Pine is consistent throughout; clear pine derives its look from the grain where the character of Knotty pine comes from knots and variation in grain.
Clear pine is sometimes called select or vertical grain if the board warrants. #2 Knotty Pine, Longleaf, will contain anywhere from 0-40% heart content visible (face) on each board. Both of these grades can be manipulated to fool consumers once they go into boxes. Caveat Emptor
Wide Plank Heart Pine in Florida "Farmhouse"
Sanibel Island "Farmhouse" wide plank heart pine
Photographs such as the ones you see in our Houzz Slideshow an amazing tool for selling the home. This farm is up for sale, you need to visit the realtors site to see more pictures. If you are interested how to create those gorgeous 14' long, 9" wide plank heart pine floors contact us now!
How can you find wide and long prefinished Heart Pine?
The answer is obvious if you noticed the alligator logo. Bayou Rustics is the only place you can find 12' boards in 7" widths prefinished just like the floors in Sanibel. The network Bayou Rustics uses allows customers to truly customize their floor without paying custom prices.
Jason Howard sales manager SYP Direct Floors
Local Pricing: Ships to your job site prices with no surprises
The Best Pine Floor Prices
Southern Yellow Pine Direct has the absolute best pine flooring prices, bar none. When you compare apples to apples from what is said to what is real, you cannot fake weight and length with the only exception being in the NFL.
What is the farthest we have shipped knotty pine?
The answer is just under 4500 miles, is our best guess- See Royal Hawaiian Movers in the left corner! The point is that when you consider pricing, price per square foot is just like MSRP- it is not real price until you get all the cost and or discounts that come during the sales process.
Exotic Prefinished Hardwood Flooring
Reidsville North Carolina
Manufacturer not showroom, we can ship, or you can pick up from the location. Cost plus (broker) pricing direct to homeowners.
Brazilian Cherry 3/4 x 3 1/4 Clear Prefinished Natural t/g ends matched 7' bundles - $4.99 per square foot with full pallet or 920 square feet in bundles of 22.75 SF- call for smaller orders which include $120.00 pallet break fee
Brazilian Chestnut 3/4 x 5" Clear Prefinished Natural t/g ends matched 7' bundles - $5.29 per square foot with full pallet or 933 square feet in bundles of 23.33 SF call for smaller orders which include $120.00 pallet break fee
Tigerwood 3/4 x 3 1/4 Clear Prefinished Natural t/g ends matched 7' bundles - $4.99 per square foot with full pallet or 910 square feet in bundles of 22.75 SF call for smaller orders which include $120.00 pallet break fee
Tigerwood 3/4 x 5" Clear Prefinished Natural t/g ends matched 7' bundles - $5.19 per square foot with full pallet or 933 square feet in bundles of 33.33 SF call for smaller orders which include $120.00 pallet break fee
Honduras Heart Pine - aka Caribbean Heart Pine 50/50% version 3 Colors Fawn, Vintage and Rustic 920 SQ Per Pallet 23.00 per bundle- $3.59 with full pallet and pick up.
Lumber Liquidators Engineered and Laminate "Hardwood" Floors Continue to Fill up our Landfills.
The phrase "Laminate Hardwood Flooring" makes as much sense as "Aluminum Foil Armor.
Lumber Liquidators is going out of business. It is just a matter of time before they have burned everyone that would buy into their misinformation. Liquidation, by definition, is about selling off assets to fulfill a debt. The name lumber liquidators is absolutely not accurate, not even close. The engineered, vinyl and laminate they sell is not being liquidated- they have their own brand! Lumber Liquidators sells engineered and laminate floor covers as if they were hardwoods, and that is the real problem. How could a liquidation store provide a warranty? It does not work that way!
Lumber Liquidators is the absolute worst place to buy flooring
Lumber Liquidators is a publicly traded company. That one fact tells you that their only loyalty is to the shareholders, not the homeowner. The company relies on repeat customers that purchase their single use floor covers, such as laminate and Vinyl. Google search Lumber Liquidators, skip the first page which they buy, and you will find a litany of lawsuits and testimonials all telling you the same thing, they sell garbage.
Warranties, what are they good for?
Absolutely Nothing! The warranties on engineered, laminate and vinyl covers, given by Lumber Liquidators, are worthless. If you examine their financial statements you find that their expense for warranties is non existent. Have you ever seen the tenants of these documents? The pre-installation check list has 10-15 steps, not including the on going "up-keep" of your floors. Flooring Warranties are absolutely worthless, from day one- and FYI, nothing is waterproof.
Lumber Liquidators is not a true chain, they put their sign up anywhere. For the year end 2018 they had 401 stores in 47 states, with over a billion dollars in sales. Oddly enough, they do not have one store that is A+ rated by BBB. In fact, we could not find a store that was even a member of their local BBB. Southern Yellow Pine Direct is an A+ rated member of the BBB. One of the main reasons for our rating and reviews is that we do not sell engineered, laminate or vinyl flooring. We sell floors that outlive your house, they are actually floors and not covers. SYP Direct has delivered to all 50 states, with HI coming on board in 2018. We have a network of professionals that specialize in real wood, not ripping you off. We urge you to trust logic and do not buy into the propaganda- ONE HOUSE, ONE FLOOR!
Jason Howard is the co-founder of Southern Yellow Pine Direct which operates under the "One House, One Floor" philosophy.
Long Length Solid Wood Flooring
Long length rustic wood floors
Where do all the long boards go?
Most short length floors are going to be the prefinished type, at least when looking at solid wood. For example, a large mill sells an unfinished solid tongue and groove floor in 8'-16' lengths, they also sell 1" material, in those same lengths, to millworks where they produce their own flooring or siding. So what do you think happens to the 7' and under boards? Now that we understand where all the long boards go, we can look at the market for these short boards. Prefinished Flooring that ends up in retail shops and box stores comes from this material, which by the way, almost always has some for of defect to be culled at finishers shop lowering average lengths to the industry average of 33" for first run boards.
SYP Direct named 2019 "Best of Houzz" for the 4th year in a row.
Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world.
Local Flooring Houzz Best of the Best
Jason Howard is co-founder of Southern Yellow Pine Direct. SYP Direct has an A+ BBB rating and has been named by Houzz Best of Service four years in a row. "One house, one floor" No repeat customers unless you move, add-on or buy another property.
SYP Direct is the homeowners advocate and the contractors secret. To find out about distribution partnerships contact us now, we are looking for like minded professionals. #buyrealwood
J Howard, Co-founder of Southern Yellow Pine Direct. "One House, One Floor. "
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