Pine Beetle Kill Flooring
~ Mill hand picks beetle kill Ponderosa Pine trees that range from 100-400 years old.
~ Because of its thick bark, Ponderosa Pines hold moisture in the tree 10x longer than commercially harvested Lodgepole Pine. This moisture allows the fungus from the mountain pine beetle to flourish and create the wide array of colors you see in this product.
~ Aged like a fine wine, the mill’s timber stands dead in the forest for up to 5 years. The longer it stands dead naturally in the wild, the richer and more dramatic the color will be.
~ Material is visually graded and methodically cut every tree to maximize the natural color and character.
~ slowly kiln dry every plank to 6-8% moisture. This improves stability and helps reduce any chance of future movement in the board.
~ Kiln drying to 6-8% moisture kills 100% of the fungus that created the natural discoloration in the tree.
~ Every board is visually inspected and then milled into T&G flooring.
~ After milling, the flooring is visually inspected on every board and any defects are cut out by hand.
~ Each individual flooring board is then end matched (T&G on the ends).
~ The finished product is held to a higher standard and graded to our 99% usable tolerances.
Solid Pine Flooring