Blue Pine

720-515-5189  - Main                           

                                

5707 West 6th Avenue #101-105

Lakewood CO 80214

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'Blue Pine' Flooring

‘Blue Pine’ Reclaimed Beetle-kill Wood Flooring Products

We offer 3 distinct quality levels of our ‘Scrumptious’ Colorado Native Lodgepole Pine flooring and a single base quality line for our ‘Delicious’ US Blue Ponderosa Pine* flooring.  Each line is available with different wood face surface finishes, and we offer 3 quality levels of pre-finishing: All products can be stained any color of your choice

 

* Other beetle-kill flooring suppliers offer a product similar to our ‘GOOD’ line, but it is often imported and frequently from Canada, so if you prefer to use Colorado timber, then please be sure to ask.

The Pine Beetles have rated Lodgepole Pine the #1 tastiest tree, and thus we offer a wide array of product options in our ‘menu’:

 

The ‘Blue Pine’ Mountain Pine Beetle Tastiest Wood Ratings:

Delicious & Scrumptious

 

“Delicious” Wood Flooring: This is an US Blue Ponderosa Pine product, #3 or Better grade, both Air and Kiln-dried  

OR

“Scrumptious” Wood Flooring This is Colorado Lodgepole Pine product, offered in a #2 grade or in a ‘Country Rustic Character Wood’ Grade, both Air and/or Kiln-dried.

 

 

Find out for yourself what these hungry little critters are raving about..……

 

What all 3 lines have in common:

         All products are salvaged and manufactured from ‘standing dead’ timber, and thus all are environmentally friendly products.

         All trees are from the United States, and all products are manufactured in the United States – unlike some others, we do not import from Canada… (we believe that we need the jobs here!)

  • All lines and brands are offered in either a T&G product or a plank style product
  • We do offer a mixed width option - this does cost more per square foot due to the extra labor and sorting involved, as well as moulder set up time, for each width being run.
  • All products are Pine and thus are softer than hardwood flooring products, though applying sufficient good quality finish (for example polyurethane) greatly reduces damage from normal wear and tear, such as dirt on shoes.
  • In most cases, we do offer pre-sanding and three different quality levels of pre-finishing in either our standard products or for your choice of stain, clear coat, tung oil, etc.   

 

Our ‘Economy’ line;  

 

 

We offer the widest selection of face finishes in this line; please refer to our FAQ’s document.

This is the most natural wood stock of the 3 lines we carry, and it does require more care in sorting and likely the need to do more ‘cut-outs’ during installation, but this product also allows for more personal selection of the character that you would like to see in your ‘Blue Pine’ flooring.

         The ‘Economy’ line is definitely more rustic in nature than our ‘Good’ or ‘Better’ lines. This is the least expensive line as we have less labor in sorting and cutting out ‘imperfections’ (which many consider ‘character’), and it allows you and your installer to decide the depth of character you wish to see in the final product.

         You are more likely to find some planks with bows or twists, bigger knots, some loose knots and knot holes, as well as face ‘checks’ (cracks) within the board – all of these natural ‘imperfections’ can either be trimmed out, installed to show a rustic natural appearance, and/or putty or clear epoxy filled during installation.

         As we only guarantee 'kiln dry standards of less than 19%', (though we generally mill at 8-12%), it is very important to acclimate this ‘GOOD’ line to the environment in which it will be installed for 10-14 days to allow the wood moisture to equalize to your home or business conditions.

         This line is only available in a square shouldered product and can be putty filled on site to eliminate the joints between boards – or not, your choice.

         The ‘Economy’ line is not end-cut, i.e., the ends of the boards are not T&G’d.

           

The ‘Delicious’ brand is available in three face widths 3", 5", or 6 5/8", and in random lengths of 6’, 8’, 10’, and 12’. 

         This brand is likely to have more ‘clear white pine color’ than the ‘Scrumptious’ brand, which tends to be more colorful and character filled.

         Available in Smooth-planed, Rougher-head, Wire-Brushed, or hewn (either a curved blade or a square blade hew) face finishes.  Surcharges do apply for face finishes other than the Smooth-planed product.

All sales taxes apply to US beetle kill wood products

The ‘Scrumptious’ brand is available in all face widths, 3", 5", 6 5/8", 8 5/8", and 10 5/8", and in and in random lengths of 6’, 8’, and 12’.

         The two larger widths are significantly more expensive, due to the premium pricing on large log stock, and we price this per order.  We recommend face nailing, in addition to gluing and tongue nailing, for the 2 larger widths. Further, you will have far more ‘Brite’ or white Pine in the coloring of the stock – the bluing occurs in the outer diameters of the tree, known as the ‘sapwood’.

         The ‘Country Rustic Character Wood’ is the most rustic, has the most character, and will yield higher losses, so plan on more overage than the 10% industry standard. 

         Available in Smooth-planed, Rougher-head, Wire-Brushed, Circular-sawn, Skip-planed Circular-sawn, or hewn (either a curved blade or a square blade hew) face finishes.  Surcharges do apply for face finishes other than the Smooth-planed product.

 This is a state sales tax exempt beetle-kill wood product.

 

Our Good’ line:

          With this line, we have done much of the pre-sorting and grading to eliminate most bows or twists,  loose knots, knot holes, face ‘checks’ and cracks, and other obvious imperfections, without sacrificing too much of the character for which our ‘Blue Pine’ products are known.  Contract-milled by a professional flooring company that kiln dries to 6-8% moisture, it is only available in our Colorado Native ‘Scrumptious’ brand.

         This line is available in 3 1/2", 5 1/2", and 7 1/4" widths, and in random lengths of 18” – 8’, with about 50% of the order being 6-8’ lengths.

         Available in a smooth planed face, a hand-hewn face, (hewn with your choice of a square blade or curved blade), and wire-brushed face.                      .

         Offered with either micro-beveled edges, square-shouldered edges, or radius edges.

              We stock the two wider widths in both a square-shoulder and a micro-bevel, with a         smooth-planed face finish – we then custom run other face finishes as ordered.

         The ‘Good’ line is not end cut, i.e., the ends of the boards are not T&G’d.

The ‘Delicious’ brand is available in three face widths 3", 5", or 6 5/8", and in random lengths of 6’, 8’, 10’, and 12’. 

         This brand is likely to have more ‘clear white pine color’ than the ‘Scrumptious’ brand, which tends to be more colorful and character filled.

         Available in Smooth-planed, Rougher-head, Wire-Brushed, or hewn (either a curved blade or a square blade hew) face finishes.  Surcharges do apply for face finishes other than the Smooth-planed product.

All sales taxes apply to US beetle kill wood products

The ‘Scrumptious’ brand is available in all face widths, 3", 5", 6 5/8", 8 5/8", and 10 5/8", and in and in random lengths of 6’, 8’, and 12’.

         The two larger widths are significantly more expensive, due to the premium pricing on large log stock, and we price this per order.  We recommend face nailing, in addition to gluing and tongue nailing, for the 2 larger widths. Further, you will have far more ‘Brite’ or white Pine in the coloring of the stock – the bluing occurs in the outer diameters of the tree, known as the ‘sapwood’.

         The ‘Country Rustic Character Wood’ is the most rustic, has the most character, and will yield higher losses, so plan on more overage than the 10% industry standard. 

         Available in Smooth-planed, Rougher-head, Wire-Brushed, Circular-sawn, Skip-planed Circular-sawn, or hewn (either a curved blade or a square blade hew) face finishes.  Surcharges do apply for face finishes other than the Smooth-planed product.

 This is a state sales tax exempt beetle-kill wood product.

 

Our ‘Better’ line:

 

          With this line of ‘Blue Pine’ flooring, we have taken our grading and sorting to the highest level possible – the milling of this line will compare with the best products and wood floor manufacturers available in the marketplace. 

Contract-milled by a professional local wood flooring company, it is carefully kiln dried to 4-6% moisture, and it is only available in our Colorado Native ‘Scrumptious’ brand.

         Available in Premium Grade or a Natural Grade.

         Available in single size widths from 2 1/4"- 11", or in random mixed widths, with random lengths commonly up to 8’ - 12', but you will receive a small percentage of pieces as small as 18” in length.

         Offered in a square shoulder, micro-bevel, radiused, or large bevel edge face finish.

         Offered unfinished, or clear-coated in a UV-cured clear coat pre-finish, or stained and sealed with a UV-cured pre-finish, which is the most superior finish available.  We also offer a two step, two color 'French bleed' pre-finish.

         Available with ‘square peg plugs' on the ends of the boards – as seen in old fashioned floors.

         ALL BOARDS ARE END-CUT T&G'd in our ‘Better’ line of flooring.

The ‘Delicious’ brand is available in three face widths 3", 5", or 6 5/8", and in random lengths of 6’, 8’, 10’, and 12’. 

         This brand is likely to have more ‘clear white pine color’ than the ‘Scrumptious’ brand, which tends to be more colorful and character filled.

         Available in Smooth-planed, Rougher-head, Wire-Brushed, or hewn (either a curved blade or a square blade hew) face finishes.  Surcharges do apply for face finishes other than the Smooth-planed product.

All sales taxes apply to US beetle kill wood products

The ‘Scrumptious’ brand is available in all face widths, 3", 5", 6 5/8", 8 5/8", and 10 5/8", and in and in random lengths of 6’, 8’, and 12’.

         The two larger widths are significantly more expensive, due to the premium pricing on large log stock, and we price this per order.  We recommend face nailing, in addition to gluing and tongue nailing, for the 2 larger widths. Further, you will have far more ‘Brite’ or white Pine in the coloring of the stock – the bluing occurs in the outer diameters of the tree, known as the ‘sapwood’.

         The ‘Country Rustic Character Wood’ is the most rustic, has the most character, and will yield higher losses, so plan on more overage than the 10% industry standard. 

         Available in Smooth-planed, Rougher-head, Wire-Brushed, Circular-sawn, Skip-planed Circular-sawn, or hewn (either a curved blade or a square blade hew) face finishes.  Surcharges do apply for face finishes other than the Smooth-planed product.

 This is a state sales tax exempt beetle-kill wood product.

 

Thank you for your interest in our ‘Blue Pine’ line of flooring products.

Remember, ‘Be Green, Build Blue’!

 

sales@beetlekillwood.com                                     www.BeGreenBuildBlue.com

 

 

 


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Installing Your Wood Flooring

 

 

Solid wood floors, like all wood products ‘breath’ by expanding and contracting with variations in humidity, and to a lesser degree, temperature.  Wide variations in humidity and temperatures throughout the seasons and in your home, or a significant difference between the moisture content of the sub-floor and floorboards at the time of your installation, can result in uneven expansion or shrinkage. This can cause buckling (lifting) of the floor, ‘cupping’ of the boards, or large gaps between the floorboards. There are several important steps to minimize this potential for such movement.

 

  • Deliver the wood flooring to the home or job site for acclimation (Please refer to the instructions for acclimating your wood product) after all work, except baseboard installation is done, i.e., drywall, painting, tile, etc.
  • VERY IMPORTANT: Allow your product to acclimate to the normal inside environment.  The heating and ventilation system should have been “on” for at least 1 week and operating in their normal range.
  • Place the wood in the main area to be installed, With ‘stickers’ allowing for spaces between the bundles for air to pass through and 3-4” of air flow from floor to the bottom of the first bundle of wood. (Do not store in a garage, shed, or basement without allowing the product to acclimate to the home environment in which it will be installed.)
  • We highly recommend having the flooring installed only by a professional flooring installation contractor. Some will even provide a guarantee of their installation.
  • Wood sub-floors must be clean and dry, at least ” thick, and need to be well secured with screws and/or ring shank nails – be sure they are counter-sunk so they do not interfere with the floorboards.  Extra caution in securing the floor solidly to the joists at this stage will help eliminate squeaking.  Particleboard is not suitable for nailing or stapling the floorboards down but should be fine for glue down procedures.  Generally we do not recommend installing over existing wood flooring but is doing so, then install the new floorboards at right angles to the existing wood floor.  Your professional flooring installer may choose to use both an appropriate glue and nail/staple the floorboards down, and we encourage this method.

        The sub-floor should be dry, and the moisture level between the floorboards and the sub-floor should be within 2% of each other.

  • An underlay paper must be used between the floor and the sub-floor.
  • An adequate gap 3/8” – 1/2” must be maintained between the perimeter of the floor and the walls to allow for acceptable natural expansion and contraction.  The baseboards will cover this gap when done properly, but be sure to check the thickness of the baseboards to ensure gap coverage.
  • Humidity control systems and proper ventilation help a great deal at keeping the wood stable and are absolutely necessary if you are considering installing over a radiant heat floor.  The advice of a professional installer should be sought and heeded!
  • Floors that are being installed over concrete, over radiant heat, or in parts of a home that are ‘below grade’ (i.e. lower than the ground level outside the house) require professional advice. Successful installations over concrete require special attention to details and generally a moisture barrier and a plywood sub-floor should be installed over the concrete if this type of installation is done at all.  Concrete must be fully ‘cured’ and should be a minimum of 60 days old before attempting any kind of wood floor installation.  Be sure to consult and heed the advice of your flooring installation professional.

                   

‘Blue Pine’ Wood Flooring Info

Our ‘Blue Pine’ flooring is salvaged from the millions of Lodgepole Pine trees dying in the forests of the Rocky Mountains and recycled into beautiful wood products.  The Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic has ravaged our forests and it is predicted that about 90% of our Lodgepole Pine timber stands will be devastated.  In the process of dying, beautiful blue-grey colored streaks occur throughout the wood in totally random patterns – some trees have more ‘blue’ and some have less, or little at all.  Sometimes the wood will show additional colors like red and maroon, or even a little yellow on occasion. There is no loss to the structural properties of the wood, and those hungry little beetles are long gone; so there is absolutely no danger of introducing them to your home or environment. 

We urge you to “Be Green”, by building with our ‘Blue Pine’ wood products.

                                                                                                                                                                                      

Many people today prefer ‘distressed’ and ‘antiqued’ products, and in fact are willing to pay more for this look.  All types of Pine are considered soft woods, and thus will naturally distress far more than a hard wood product under normal use.  The good news is that we don’t charge you extra for this!  All products can be stained or painted, but the natural coloring is so stunning and eye-catching that most people prefer a natural or clear finish.  Please experiment with stains and finishes should you want a something other than the natural coloring.  Be sure to apply at least one coat of your chosen final finish product (for example polyurethane), to ensure you get the true appearance that you want in your flooring.  Don’t forget to check out our baseboard and trim stock to compliment your floors.

                                                                                                                                                        

There are two styles of ‘Blue Pine’ flooring and paneling, and four ‘face’ finishes currently offered:

Tongue & Groove Lumber Sizes

Nomimal Size

1x4

1x6

1x8

2x6

2x8

Actual Face Size

3/4"x 3-1/4"

3/4"x 5-1/4"

3/4"x 7-1/4"

1-1/2"x 5-1/4"

1-1/2"x 7-1/4"

Square Plank Lumber Sizes

Nomimal Size

1x4

1x6

1x8

2x6

2x8

Actual Face Size

3/4"x 3-1/4"

3/4"x 5-1/4"

3/4"x 7-1/4"

1-1/2"x 5-1/4"

1-1/2"x 7-1/4"

 

*We can mill wider T+G boards or planks but the cost increases significantly.  (Most USA Rocky Mountain Lodgepole Pine does not commonly grow large in diameter, and thus we pay large premiums for big logs.)  We caution that wider boards have more of a tendency to 'cup' and/or crack/split due to temperature and humidity variations on the site, and the natural tendency for wood to expand and contract.  Once laid down and sealed this decreases greatly, but it is important to note this disclosure so that you will not be dissatisfied.  Wider boards need to be secured with surface nails (Our clients have been thrilled with the look of the ‘old-fashioned square head nails.) and/or glued as well as tongue stapled, to significantly reduce or eliminate this possibility.  Be sure that you use an experienced flooring installer and the proper methods to install.  Please also refer to our site for Acclimation and Installation Guidelines.

 

There are four finishes: 1.) Surface planed 4 sides (S4S), 2.) Band Saw Rough-Cut (BSRC) on 1 ‘face’ and planed on the other, or 3.) Circular Saw Rough-Cut (CSRC) on 1 ‘face’ and planed on the other, and 4. Hand-hewn face surfaced.

 

*We recommend a wood flooring stapler for T+G flooring installation and 2” finish nails for the paneling and wainscot.

*We recommend the old-fashioned ‘square-cut, square-head nail’, for a rustic but elegant look with our plank styles or wide T&G.

*Checks/cracks/splits and knot holes on the planed products may be filled after installation with wood fillers or you can use wood glue and sawdust.  Or you may simply leave the gaps and ‘imperfections’, which most feel adds to the natural beauty.  These gaps, cracks and ‘imperfections’ can be filled in after sanding the entire floor and by applying heavy coats of polyurethane. The rough-cut products are usually polyurethane’d - with 6 to 9 coats to completely cover the roughness and provide depth in the character of the wood.  This provides a beautiful ‘rustic elegance’ appearance of wood graining, but allows for a smoothly surfaced product.

 

Please allow 2 to 4 weeks and 5-15% overage on your order.  We do not grade or sort for ‘Rustic’ vs. ‘Premium’ flooring!  We leave the finished look of the product up to your own desires on appearance.  If you want a ‘premium’ look with few ‘imperfections’, (knots and/or checks/cracks/splits), then please allow for more overage so that these natural ‘imperfections’ can be cut out of your finished flooring.  Like all wood flooring, our products should be acclimated at normal home temperatures for about two weeks to allow for any changes in dimensions that may occur prior to installation. We offer no warranties, expressed or implied, and do not accept returns.  Please contact us for price quotes and lead times.

 

Please refer to our website for our other complimentary and unique products.  Examples are trim, siding, log home shells, rough cut and planed lumber, posts and rails, mantles, furniture, and more.

‘Blue Pine’ was voted the # 1most delicious wood by the Mountain Pine Beetle!  We think you will agree, this is good wood!

GreenWay LLC’s Salvaged and Recycled ‘Blue Pine’ Timber Products

Rocky Mountain and Native Colorado

‘Blue Pine’ brand of flooring information.

Thank you for your inquiry and interest. We would love to provide you with one of our beautiful and unique, eco-friendly wood flooring products.  Please refer to our website, there is a lot of information and pictures available to you – check back often as it is constantly being added to and upgraded.

There are very few sources for these products, but there may be somebody cheaper out there…. however, there are some big differences... Two of our three wood products (we offer both Kiln-dried and Air-dried products) are professionally beveled and kerfed on the backside of the plankto keep the boards more stable and allow for gluing applications.  Additionally, the planks are bundled in 5-8 pieces per bundle to help keep the wood in good condition at the site while acclimating, and for ease of carrying to the site for storage.  We found that when we do not do this, then you will likely suffer significant losses of material on site.  To encourage use of the Colorado Native products right from our own backyard, we also provide 3-5% overage of stock at no cost to you.  This is also to help ensure your satisfaction; in the event that you find a few boards that you do not like or that have bowed, cupped or twisted - despite all the extra care we take to prevent this, it is a natural wood product and sometimes it just happens!

Generally we run 2-3 weeks for lead times, and like all wood products you need to let the wood acclimate (Industry guidelines call for a minimum of two weeks, in the room and at the temperature and humidity that the floor will ‘live’ in, but often we find that 7 to 10 days usually brings the wood to proper adjustment in your home/business climate (at 70 +/- degrees) This allows the wood to stabilize, so that it does not shrink or swell after installation beyond that of any other wood product. Your professional flooring installer will have moisture meters to check the wood and will know when it is ready to install.  The sub-floor and the flooring product should be within 2% moisture of each other when installed, as recommended by flooring industry standards.

The most commonly used product is the 1x6 Tongue and Groove (T&G), but we also have 1x4’s, 1x8’s, 1x10’s, and 1x12’s with a variety of surface finishes:  Planed, Band-sawn Rough Cut, Circular-sawn Rough Cut, and our Hand-hewn finish.  Our pricing runs from $2.19 s/f to over $5.00 s/f*, depending upon the product you chose and the amount that you want.

We think you will find this quite affordable compared with many other flooring products on the market, but we certainly want your feedback.  We also have plank style flooring that can be Hand-hewn to appear as an old-fashioned hand-scraped surface.  Please refer to the specific product information for more details.

We ask for 65% down at the placement of the order and the balance due prior to delivery or pick up. 

We also have over 700 other unique products that will fit in beautifully with your remodel or new build project ....baseboards, trim, mouldings, accent log work, unique door headers, siding of all types, and many other things you will not find at your local lumberyard or home center.

Please let us know how we can be of further service!

*We provide a 10% discount on our Economy and Good lines of product for Colorado residents when you tell us whom referred you to us.  There is a 5% discount for orders of 500 s/f, and an additional 5% discount for orders of 1000+ s/f.  Ask us about orders of greater volume and there may be greater discounting available - we will do our best to earn your business!  Contractors and dealers are eligible for discounts and distribution pricing as well.

Wood Face Finish Options:

(Additional pictures are available upon request)

 

rh face

Rougher-head (RH) face:  Add $.30 SF

 This finish is commonly used as the least expensive method of creating a textured appearance with minimal variations.  May be finished with or without a light sand. You should plan on 3+ coats of finish to provide a smooth, durable flooring surface.

 cs face

Circular-sawn (C/S) face: Add $.40 SF

(Not available in USA Blue Ponderosa Pine)    Optional drum sanding is available.

 This rough-cut product is reminiscent of the old days.  The surface shows the curvature of the large sawmill blade as it cuts through the face of the wood.  Due to the rustic nature of the face finish, we recommend that you sand the coarse fibers off which leaves the character and depth of the product.   Plan on 5-7 coats of finish which creates depth and an extremely durable surface.

wb face

Wire-brushed (WB) face: Add $.60 SF for 1x6 or 1x8     Optional drum sanding is available.

                        This finish is provides more depth than that which can be obtained with our Rougher-head finish.  Wire brushes are used to create texture and character with highs and lows defined by the density of the wood as the brush runs across the surface.  This finish should be lightly sanded (we provide a drum sanding service for additional charges as noted below, or it can be done on site.)  Plan on 3-4 finish coats to seal and provide a smooth and very durable flooring surface.  

                                                                                          

 rs face

Re-sawn/Band-sawn (RS) face: Add $.50 SF          Optional drum sanding is available.       

 This rough-cut face is much more moderate in texture than the Circular-sawn product above and has far less character.  It is far more commonly used for the wood face finish in siding products.

Plan on a very light sand to remove course fibers and 3-4 clear coats  to provide a smooth flooring surface. 

     spcs face

Skip-planed Circular-sawn (SPCS) face: Add $.60 SF

(Not available in USA Blue Ponderosa Pine)            Optional drum sanding is available.

This has become a very popular product.  It combines “the old with the new”, and as a moderately textured finish, helps blend in normal wear and tear, as well as hide damage when it occurs.  We recommend a light sanding and then applying 3-5 clear coats to provide a smooth flooring surface.  These heavy coats create a very durable surface and perform very well in preventing damage from heavy traffic, gravel; pets, etc. (Please request additional photos of finished floor appearances.)

  

sbh face

Square-blade Hewn (SBH) face: Add $.75 SF                                                      

This finish is reminiscent of old fashioned flooring that could only be smoothed of the rough surface by hewing Circular-sawn Rough-cut boards down with a square bladed finishing tool or draw knife with a narrow blade. Generally we avoid hewing the edges of the boards at the T&G, but we can run randomly into the edges to provide an even more ‘rustic, yet elegant’ appearance.  All hewing is done with hand tools and thus provides a random hewn appearance.

 

 cbh face

 Curved-blade Hewn (CBH) face: Add $.75 SF                                               

This finish is similar to some of the old Amish hand-scraped wood surface finishes, though we use a wider curved blade to lightly cut the profile seen at right into the face of the board.  Generally we avoid hewing the edges of the boards at the T&G, but we can run randomly into the edges to provide an even more ‘rustic, yet elegant’ appearance.  All hewing is done with hand tools and thus provides a random hewn appearance.

 

GreenWay Building Products, LLC LLC

Salvaged and Recycled ‘Blue Pine’ Log Homes and Lumber Products

720-515-5189 Direct       

sales@beetlekillwood.com                            www.BeGreenBuildBlue.com

 

Wood Face Finish Options

Blue Pine Flooring comes in several distinct wood ratings;
Economy
Good
Better


In those lines we have;
Delicious
Scrumptious

‘Blue Pine’ Wood Flooring Info

Installing Your Wood Flooring

Frequently Asked Questions about Flooring