Yellow Birch Hardwood Flooring

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Specs and FAQ of Yellow Birch Hardwood Flooring

Common Name(s): Yellow Birch
Scientific Name: Betula alleghaniensis
Distribution: Northeastern North America
Tree Size: 65-100 ft (20-30 m) tall, 2-3 ft (.6-1.0 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 43 lbs/ft3 (690 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .55, .69
Janka Hardness: 1,260 lbf (5,610 N)
Modulus of Rupture: 16,600 lbf/in2 (114.5 MPa)
Elastic Modulus: 2,010,000 lbf/in2 (13.86 GPa)
Crushing Strength: 8,170 lbf/in2 (56.3 MPa)
Shrinkage: Radial: 7.3%, Tangential: 9.5%, Volumetric: 16.8%, T/R Ratio: 1.3

Is Yellow Birch hardwood suitable for high-traffic areas in the home?2023-12-11T01:27:01+00:00

Absolutely, Yellow Birch’s inherent durability and resistance to wear make it an ideal choice for high-traffic areas, ensuring a flooring solution that maintains its beauty and resilience in areas prone to daily use.

Can Yellow Birch hardwood be stained for a personalized touch?2023-12-11T01:26:47+00:00

Yes, Yellow Birch hardwood readily accepts stains, providing homeowners with the flexibility to customize their flooring’s appearance and achieve a desired color that aligns with their unique design vision.

How does Yellow Birch hardwood respond to changes in environmental conditions?2023-12-11T01:26:40+00:00

Yellow Birch exhibits excellent stability, minimizing the risk of warping or cupping in response to fluctuations in humidity and temperature, making it a reliable and enduring choice suitable for different climates.

What makes Yellow Birch hardwood flooring stand out among other options?2023-12-11T01:26:30+00:00

Yellow Birch hardwood stands out for its warm golden hues and intricate grain patterns, creating a flooring option that radiates natural beauty and adds character to any space.

Why People/Homeowners Love Yellow Birch Hardwood Flooring

Yellow Birch hardwood flooring captures the hearts of homeowners for a multitude of reasons, creating a flooring option that seamlessly marries aesthetic allure with practical durability. The warm, golden hues of Yellow Birch, coupled with its intricate grain patterns, impart a sense of natural radiance to any space, creating an ambiance of warmth and sophistication. This distinctive color palette allows Yellow Birch to adapt effortlessly to various interior design styles, from traditional to contemporary, making it a versatile and timeless choice that resonates with a diverse range of preferences.

Beyond its visual appeal, Yellow Birch hardwood is celebrated for its inherent durability and resistance to wear. Homeowners value the wood’s ability to withstand the demands of daily life, ensuring that their flooring maintains its beauty even in high-traffic areas. Yellow Birch’s sturdy composition and resistance to decay make it a reliable investment, offering both a touch of elegance and the assurance of long-lasting functionality.

The unique and pronounced grain patterns of Yellow Birch further contribute to its charm, adding character and visual interest to each plank. This natural variability creates a floor that is not only beautiful but also individualistic, making every installation a unique expression of nature’s artistry. Whether in the form of wide planks or intricate parquet designs, Yellow Birch hardwood flooring remains a beloved choice among homeowners seeking both aesthetic sophistication and enduring quality in their living spaces.

What Makes Rustic Wood Floor Supply Unfinished Yellow Birch Hardwood Flooring “Premium”?

Rustic Wood Floor Supply elevates its Unfinished Yellow Birch Hardwood Flooring to a “Premium” status through a meticulous commitment to quality, ensuring that each plank embodies the unique and exceptional characteristics of Yellow Birch. The premium quality of this offering begins with the careful selection of Yellow Birch hardwood, known for its warm, golden hues and distinctive grain patterns. Rustic Wood Floor Supply’s precision milling ensures that every board is crafted with meticulous accuracy, allowing the innate beauty of Yellow Birch to be showcased in its entirety.

A distinguishing feature that sets Rustic Wood Floor Supply apart is its dedication to providing random length boards, typically ranging from 1 to 8 feet. This thoughtful choice not only enhances the visual appeal of the flooring but also allows for greater flexibility during installation, resulting in a dynamic and aesthetically pleasing final result. The tongue and groove fittings are executed with precision, ensuring a seamless and visually appealing installation process.

Moreover, Rustic Wood Floor Supply adheres to rigorous kiln drying standards, a vital step in the manufacturing process. This ensures optimal stability, minimizing the risk of warping or cupping over time and contributing to the long-lasting durability of the Yellow Birch hardwood flooring. By consistently delivering a product that combines exceptional craftsmanship, precision milling, and adherence to industry standards, Rustic Wood Floor Supply’s Unfinished Yellow Birch Hardwood Flooring stands as a “Premium” choice, offering homeowners a flooring solution that reflects enduring quality and timeless beauty.

Red Birch Solid Wood Flooring Grades

NWFA-NOFMA SELECT & BETTER YELLOW BIRCH: Shall have the face practically free of all defects,
but the natural color of the wood shall not be considered a defect. The highest standard grade, combines appearance and durability.

Will admit the following: variations in the natural color of the wood (with use of some finishes, slight shadows and
color variation may appear); an occasional small, firm pin knot, not over 1/8″ (.125”) (3.18 mm) in diameter,
provided it does not occur on edges or ends of the piece; occasional dark green or black spots or streaks not over
1/4″ (.250”) (6.35 mm) wide and 3″ (76.2 mm) long (or its equivalent) which may contain a tight check not over 1/2″ (.500”) (12.7 mm) long, provided it is boxed within the piece; bird’s eyes and small burls; slightly torn grain; or similar defect which can be readily removed by the ordinary method of sanding the floor after it is laid; a slightly shallow place not over 12″ (304.8 mm) long on the underside of the flooring if it does not extend to either end of the piece. Pieces with one-half (1/2) tongue for no more than 25% of the length are allowed. The wood must be sound and free of shake. Bark streaks shall not be permitted.

NWFA-NOFMA NO. 1 COMMON YELLOW BIRCH: A floor with varying wood characteristics and colors to include distinct color variations, numerous streaks, stained sapwood, sound knots, and checks. All defects must readily fill.

Will admit the following: sound tight knots, provided they do not occur on edges or ends of pieces; slight
imperfections in machining; distinct color variations; sticker stain/shadow; numerous dark green or black spots or
streaks, provided they do not occur in combination with predominantly dark heartwood; slight checks not exceeding 3″ (76.2 mm) in length (may be slightly open) and running parallel with and well inside the edges and ends of the pieces; dark spots or streaks with slight checks in center; small rough spots (torn grain) which cannot be wholly removed by ordinary method of sanding the floor after it is laid; slightly torn edges; short tongue if sufficient to hold properly in the floor; shallow or waney back, if piece has sufficient bearing of full thickness to support it in the floor; small bark streaks where bark is as sound as surrounding wood; and slight variation in angle of end matching. The face shall be free of shake and wood must be sound.

NWFA-NOFMA NO. 2 COMMON YELLOW BIRCH: Must be of such character as will lay and give a good serviceable floor. The wood must be firm, serviceable and may contain all defects common to Maple.

Will not admit: Knot holes over 3/8″ (.375”) (9.53 mm) in diameter or unsound knots where the unsound portion is
over 1″ (25.4 mm) in diameter; voids on ends or edges; or shake, heart checks, badly split ends and imperfections in manufacture which would materially impair the serviceability of the floor. Occasional scant thickness (hit or miss) on the back of the flooring board the entire length of the piece admitted, providing there is full bearing across the board at some point within three inches of the ends. A limited number of pieces with no tongue admitted.

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