Red Birch Flooring

Red Birch flooring has characteristics of the Red Birch tree. Red Birch flooring is our specialty. Red Birch is select from the heartwood of the yellow birch tree. Red birch is light reddish brown tinged with dark hues of red. Red birch has a closed straight grain. Red birch has fine even texture. Red birch can have occasional curly or wavy grain. Red birch is slightly less hard than red oak. Red birch is more stable than oak. Red birch has a richness in coloring and a true warmth.

Grades

Museum quality red red birch flooring

Each board is hand selected for even grain, clarity and color. Sampsons strives for the best the species can offer.

Select red red birch flooring

Boards are light reddish brown tinged with dark hues of red. No knots, checking. Small glimpses of lighter sapwood are permitted. We like the warm hues and uniform look of select red birch.

Natures Rustic red birch flooring

The whole tree finds new life in Sampson’s rustic grade. Knots, checking, small holes 1/4” in diameter or less and variations in color are allowed. Natures rustic floors are generally random width. Random width floors maximize the usability of every board rather than wasting some to meet specifications. A random width floor is very traditional in pre 1880 historic homes. When a rustic floor is received, the amount of lineal footage of each width is listed. From this the installation pattern can be determined. If help is needed just call. Natures Rustic is always sold with endmatching. The grade name, Natures rustic can be misleading, many formal homes have chosen this grade in addition to cottages, camps and commercial spaces.

Paul + Jula Sampson have forged strong relationships with loggers and mills to get lumber specifically suited to our custom grades. Our grades are unique.

Face Widths

3” up to 5” museum quality red
3” up to 6” select red
3” + 4” + 5” random mix natures rustic

Accent Strips

3/4” up to 2 1/2” available in both grades

Thickness

25/32”

Lengths

ranges available, birch usually averages between 5’ to 7’

Milling

Tongue and groove with back relief.
Endmatching option available.
Flooring can be ordered with endmatching (a tongue or groove at the end of board length).
Rustic grade is endmatched.

Fun facts/traditional uses

bobbins, toys, dowels, toothpicks, turnings, flooring