Pine Flooring is commonly used in South Africa because of its many benefits. Pine wood is softwood that grows all around the world. Don’t let the word “softwood” scare you off as Pine in known to have a great deal of stiffness and resistance to shock, which makes it the ideal choice for timber flooring, and over time, the floor will harden. In other words, as people walk on the wood, the fibers compress upon them, this causes it to harden over time.
Untreated pine wood is light in colour, usually with a creamy white look while CCA-Pressure-Treated Pine wood has a greenish tint finish to it.
A floor really needs the best strength and durability as it has to withstand all the punches and pressure created from day to day human activities. With the correct care and maintenance you can expect a timber floor to last for decades.
5 Benefits of Pine flooring
A high quality timber floor offers several advantages to the home:
- It’s environmentally friendly
- Pine wood is sustainable thanks to its carbon capturing during its fast growth and carbon storage in long-lasting pine furniture. When Pine Wood has reached its end-of-life cycle, it can be reused or burned as bioenergy. Natural timber flooring is also an environment-friendly option as it’s not only more energy efficient than other surfaces but also uses less energy during production.
- Easy to clean
- Unlike carpets, it’s easy to clean. There is no need to vacuum every day, which saves you a lot of effort and energy. All you need is a light sweeping now and then and a little mopping will do just fine. Dust particles and pet hairs don’t have anything to cling on; this is great news for people with allergies. With timber that is CCA-Pressure-Treated and varnished, you don’t need to worry about spilled wine or juice as long as its cleaned up immediately.
Here are a few tips on how to maintain a Pine floor
- Clean the floor with a wood soap designed to clean and protect oil-finished surfaces from dirt, stains, wear and tear. This is important because you can easily end up with unwanted results if you use common household products.
- Use two buckets to clean the floor; one bucket with the soap to clean the floor and another bucket to since the mop. Change the water in the second bucket as needed. This method prevents the floor from getting a greyish gleam caused by dirty water.
- Use a cotton yarn twist mop. Microfiber mops are mildly abrasive and will gradually wear down an oil finish on a wooden floor.
- Can last for generations if properly maintained
Pine is easy to refinish because it’s so soft, you can sand it with ease. Pine can be refinished indefinitely.
Treatment for pine flooring
As mentioned above, pine is softwood; it will acquire dings, dents, scratches and scuff marks easier than harder flooring options. However, thank goodness for Timberlife Furni-floor!
- Timberlife Furni-Floor is a clear, water-borne varnish that provides a durable gloss finish with excellent wear resistance. After full curing, it provides a tough but flexible finish that resists scratching stains and seals wood against water penetration.
- It’s cost-effective
Pine is grown in plantations all over Africa and it is one of the most cost effective timbers available. The fact that they grow very fast is one of the reasons why they are cheaper. Pine timber is always readily available.
- It has a pleasing appearance
The woods grain, pin holes and knots is what gives it unique character. Because pine flooring typically comes unfinished, you have the advantage of finishing your floor in any colour that suite your preference. If you prefer to woods natural colour, you can treat your floor with a clear vanish to prevent it from darkening. Stains can help you achieve the colour you want to suite your home décor.
Being naturally warm and attractive, timber floors help create a relaxing and comfortable environment, turning a house into a home.
Interesting fact: A report by Planet Ark (Wood – Housing, Health, Humanity) reveals that wood delivers multiple benefits including enhancing a person’s emotional state and level of self-expression; reducing blood pressure, heart rate and stress levels; improving air quality through humidity moderation; and fighting climate change by storing carbon for life. Therefore, a timber floor is not just good for the home but also for the planet
Tongue and Groove Pine Flooring Profile
At Sabie poles we specialize in the “Tongue and groove flooring “profile.
It is solid pine wood that has been milled with a tongue and groove. It is a process of joining the wood together and has been around for many years. The floor boards are all fitted with a protruding (tongue) and concave (groove) parts that fit together like puzzle pieces.
This profile makes it possible to control vertical movement between adjoining boards. Horizontal movements are still allowed to a small degree. This is a fantastic quality as wood tend to extract and contract. Tongue and groove floors are seamed up tightly, so there is basically no need for nailing or gluing to hold the boards together. If a proper finish is applied, they can even be water-tight.
We have the following sizes available:
- 22mm x 102mm (Lengths 2.4m – 3m)
- 32mm x 102mm (Lengths 3.6m – 6m)
We’ve been in the business of timber products for a very long time. Timber Flooring is no exception.
There are so many different options when it comes to flooring. But using solid wood not only increases the value of your home, but it gives it a certain aesthetic that no other flooring material can compare to. If it is high-quality timber products you need for your flooring, then you have come to the right place.
We pride ourselves in supplying our clients with top-notch products that will last for a very long time. Additionally, we want our clients to know that we go the extra mile to ensure that they get exactly what they want.
If you have any enquiries regarding wooden flooring planks, please feel free to contact us!