Heart Pine

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Heart Pine Wide Plank Flooring

Heart pine is actually the heartwood of the longleaf pine tree. Though pine is generally considered a softwood rather than a hardwood, heart pine is different. The longleaf pine’s secret is life in the slow lane, taking 200-400 years to reach maturity.

That unhurried demeanor creates a heartwood with tight growth rings and strength, stability, and density on par with red oak or walnut.  Freshly cut, heart pine possesses a yellowish hue, but over time its resin content pushes the coloring toward a pinkish tan or comfortable russet. The grain is dense with some figures, swirls, and cathedrals, and is punctuated by the occasional knot.

heart pine wide plank flooring - vermont plank

Order custom-milled Heart Pine Flooring in one of three ways:

Natural Leaf - Unfinished Flooring


Unfinished planks require light sanding after installation to knock sharp edges and prepare the floor for the onsite finish application. From $10 - $16/SF

Snapping Hand - Finish Ready

Finish Ready

Avoid sanding onsite by ordering unfinished planks Finish Ready: knots filled, pre-sanded, with optional micro-bevel. Unfinished price + $2/SF

Color Palette - Prefinished Flooring


Prefinished planks are milled with a slight bevel, and are sanded, sealed, and top coated with the prefinish on your signed control sample. Starting at unfinished price + $6/SF


Vermont Plank Flooring can supply your custom-milled Heart Pine floor unfinished, to be finished on-site after installation, or we can prefinish it for you. Browse popular Heart Pine finish options below.
Heart Pine’s natural striations of white, red, and brown are enhanced by Whistle Stop’s clear, low sheen.
Honey Bee deepens and ages the wood’s gold, red and brown tones increasingly over time; this is a finish with a true historic patina.
A deep cinnamon-brown matte sheen highlights heart pine’s dramatic grain changes— we think this finish works great in country houses and city lofts alike.
Adding a touch of formality to Heart Pine’s ebullient grain patterns, Bennington’s satin sheen has rich red-browns with very subtle notes of white. Pictured with a custom 'French Bleed' edge profile.

Style of cut
Solid / Engineered

Longleaf pine has been nicknamed heart pine both for the plentiful heartwood its slow growth produces, and for the rich, warm amber coloration that heartwood acquires over time. The wood possesses a dynamic balance of color, tone, and richness heralding itself as an architectural classic, yet simultaneously suggesting comfortable compatibility for generations to come.

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