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Both Pine and Oak are two of the variety of species which are well-known to make hardwood for flooring, furniture, carving and many more timber purposes. Nevertheless, how could you identify the difference of the two?

Look, the importance of knowing the characteristics of the two will help you realize what to choose for your floor and your furniture as well.

Let this article be your guide through knowing the unknown characteristics of these type two species that you didn’t know before. Indeed, they differ so much from color, hardness, heaviness, pricing, scientific specification and long-lasting capacity.

First, both differ from its color

Generally, the Oak wood has a red hue. You could notice that in every furniture made of oak, they have a darker color and hue schemes. Pine on the other has a general cream white hue. Some species of pine have white in color but other varieties have yellowish. Both need to be finished very well but there’s a difference between them. The oak wood needs to be stained in order to maintain its darker color while the Pine is varnished for the maintenance of its clean white color.

The color of Oak lumber makes it look more traditional, but then again Pine has a modern look. That’s why Pine is commonly used for making modern light furnitures such as Pine tables, chairs, beds, rocking chairs and cupboards are very popular these days.

Second, they differ in hardness and heaviness

Oak belongs to hard timber varieties of lumber while Pine belongs to soft wood. Of course, it affects the hardness of the two as well as their heaviness. Oak hard timber is heavier than Pine. Though the Oak timber is heavier, it is more resistant to wear but Pine has a different toughness that enables it to resist from the blow.

Third, the price

The oak trees grow very slowly but Pines do grow faster. Bearing the Oak tree results its costly price due to the fact that tender takes longer time to make it grow. Thus, Oak is more expensive than the Pine. A wide variety of Pine is highly available nationwide because of its growth capacity.

Fourth, both has difference in Family Specification

The Oak tree belongs to “deciduous” family of trees. This family specification has its effect to their leaf because the Oak tree has a broad green leaves and it turns into brown during dormant or winter season.
The Pine tree belongs to “conifer” family of trees. Their leaves have a needle-liked form and they remain greener even the winter time comes.

Lastly, long-lasting capacity

The Oak tree lives more long-lasting than the Pine trees. As well as its long capacity in terms of showcase furniture such as islands and pianos, also counters. It’s high toughness is the reason why it’s ideal to make a ship and flooring installation. However, Pine is lighter to make a portable furniture such as cupboard, tables, bed and chairs.

Do you find those differences helpful? Well, there’s no winner in either of the two because both really play an important role in the timber industry. Visit your hardwood store for further information on different wood flooring types.

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