Douglas Fir Wood Floors:
Douglas Fir Floors
A Domestic Wood Floor Species: Douglas Fir
Douglas Fir Wood
Floors Appearance and Color:
Douglas Fir Wood Floors
are aYellowish tan to light brown
heartwood. Sapwood is tan to white Heartwood may be confused with that
of Southern yellow pine. Radical color change upon exposure to sunlight.
Grain: Grain: Normally straight, with occasional wavy or spiral texture. Nearly all
fir flooring is vertical grain or riftsawn clear grade material
Properties: Hardness: 660 Janka Table,49% softer than Northern red oak Durability: Durable but
easily dented like soft pine
Workability: Sawing: Harder to work with hand tools than soft pines. Nailing: Good Sanding:
Satisfactorily Finishing: May change color with some finishing products,
and care must be taken to avoid over sanding.