New Heart Pine wood flooring

Ashton Lewis New Heart Pine

70% + heartwood Kiln dried to 12% moisture content

What is the difference between "old" and "new" heart pine?
Old heart pine or old growth heart pine refers to heart pine that is from the long leaf pine tree and that is being recycled today through the disassembling of old buildings built with it over a 100 years ago. It is also being recovered from river bottoms in Florida. New heart pine is being cut from trees that are over 100 years old. They are not long leaf, but loblolly pine trees.

What is the heart pine from Ashton Lewis? It is heart pine that comes from trees that are between 100 and 150 years old. Nearly 95% of it is cut from loblolly pine trees found within 70 miles of Ashton Lewis' mill in northeast North Carolina.

What are the advantages to Ashton Lewis' new heart pine?

  1. Price- it between 1/4 to 1/3 less expensive than reclaimed heart pine.
  2. Availability- Reclaimed can take weeks or months to get. There are few if any reliable, regular suppliers of heart pine.
  3. Consistency of grade- Each grade contains at least 70% heart.
  4. Pattern options- Beaded, Flooring, T& G V jt, as well as other patterns available on request

What widths are available? It is available in 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12 inch.

What lengths will the product ship in? 8-16 ft lengths. Traditionally, flooring in general is sold in much shorter, random lengths often beginning with 2 ft lengths. These are long boards with no shorts.

Will your heart pine change color? Yes, it could vary from board to board depending on exposure to "UV" light and oxidation which will cause the material to turn a more reddish hue or develop shadows.