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Birch

Birch

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Available Thickness:

  • Strip flooring is less than 3” wide, and creates a linear effect in a room. It generally is considered “traditional” wood flooring.
    Available in 1", 1¾", 1½", 1⅓", 2", 2¼", 2½", 2¾"
  • Plank flooring is greater than 3” wide. It is linear, like strip flooring, and evokes a casual look.
    Available in 3" or 3¼", 4" or 4¼", 5" of 5¼", 6" or 6¼", 7"

Available Grades:

  • No. 1 Common has a varied appearance, light and dark colors, knots, mineral streaks and wormholes.
  • No. 2 Common is rustic in appearance and emphasizes all wood characteristics of the species.
  • Clear wood has minimal character marks and a uniform color and appearance.
  • Select wood has natural color variations and includes knots, mineral streaks, and other natural characteristics.

Available Cuts:

  • Plainsawn is the most common cut. Characteristics include a varied grain appearance.
  • Quartersawn is more expensive than plainsawn. Characteristics include a uniform grain appearance with ray flecks. Ray flecks give the wood a shimmering flake effect.
  • Riftsawn is more expensive than plainsawn. Characteristics are similar to quartersawn without the ray flecks.
  • Livesawn is a combination of plainsawn, quartersawn and riftsawn.

Available Styles:

  • Strip flooring is less than 3” wide, and creates a linear effect in a room. It generally is considered “traditional” wood flooring.
  • Plank flooring is greater than 3” wide. It is linear, like strip flooring, and evokes a casual look.
  • Parquet flooring can vary in size and generates a geometric, non-linear look. It can be simple or complex in design.

Appearance

Color: In yellow birch (B. alleghaniensis), sapwood is creamy yellow pale while; heartwood is light reddish brown tinged with red. In sweet birch (B. lenta), sapwood is light colored and heartwood is dark brown tinged with red.

Grain: Medium figuring, straight, closed grain, even texture. Occasional curly grain or wavy figure in some boards.

Variations Within Species And Grades: Within Species And Grades: Yellow birch, sweet birch, paper birch. Paper birch (B. papyrifera) is softer and lower in weight and strength than yellow or sweet birch. However, yellow birch is most commonly used for flooring. Boards can vary greatly in grain and color.