Wood Species - Beech
Grain: Medium figuring, straight, closed grain, even texture. Occasional curly grain or wavy figure in some boards.
Variations within species and grades: Yellow birch, sweet birch, paper birch. Paper birch (B.papyrifera) is softer and lower in weight and strength than yellow or sweet birch. However, yellow birch is most commonly used for flooring. Boards can vary greatly in grain and color.
Dimentional Stability: Average (change coefficient .00338; 8% more stable than red oak).
Durability: Hard and stiff; very strong, with excellent shock resistance.
Nailing:Excellent holding ability.
Finishing:No known problems.
Cost (relative to plainsawn select red oak)
From The National Wood Flooring Association's "Wood Species Used in Wood Flooring" information booklet.
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