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Water Damage Wood Floor Specialists
Providing high quality repairs, refinishing, or replacement of your wood floor system.
We are your advocate and we work for you, not the insurance company.
The insurance company’s contractors work for and are paid by the insurance company.
“You have the right to have your home repaired by the repair person of your choice”.
“You have the right to reject any settlement amount including any unfair valuation offered by the insurance company”.
Let Boatright Hardwood Floors guide you through the process to put your home back together.
Black Prunus serotina

Color: Heartwood is light to dark reddish brown, lustrous; sapwood is light brown to pale with a light pinkish tone.  Some flooring manufacturers steam lumber to bleed the darker heartwood color into the sapwood, resulting in a more uniform color.

Grain: Fine, frequently wavy, uniform texture.  Distinctive flake pattern on true quartersawn surfaces.  Texture is satiny, with some gum pockets.

Species & Grade Variations: Significant color variation between boards.


Hardness (Janka): 950; 26% softer than Northern Red Oak.

Dimensional Stability: Above average (change coefficient .00248, 33% more stable than Red Oak).

Durability: Strong, moderately hard; excellent shock resistance.  Usually considered too soft for an entire floor –  mostly used for borders and accents.


Sawing/Machining: Good machining qualities.

Sanding: Sands satisfactorily.

Nailing: Good holding ability.

Finishing: No known problems.

Comments: High in bending strength.  Light-sensitive; strong color change upon exposure to light.


(Relative to plain sawn select Red Oak)
Multiplier: 1.70



Shown with water-based finish (top), and oil-based finish (bottom)
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