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Beech Hardwood Flooring


Beech


Beech



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Species - Domestic

Top portion is finished with water-base finish; bottom with oil-based finish


Appearance


Color: Heartwood is mostly reddish brown; sapwood is generally pale white.

Grain:  Mostly closed, straight grain; fine, uniform texture. Coarser than European beach.

Variations:  Within Species And Grades: Only one species is native to the United States. Moderate to high color variation between boards.


Workability


Sawing/Machining: Difficult to work with hand tools, but good machining qualities.


Sanding: Sands satisfactorily if correct sanding sequence is followed.


Nailing: Has a tendency to split the tongues.


Finishing: May be difficult to stain


Properties


Hardness/Janka: Janka Hardness: 1300 (1% harder than Northern red oak.


Dimensional Stability: Below average (11.9%; 38% less stable than Northern red oak).


Durability: Availability


Moderately available. Origin North America