Heartwood

Flooring Terms Glossary

Heartwood

heart·wood

\ˈhärt- wu̇d\

noun

The central wood of the tree that is not alive. It is stronger than other wood, less likely to decay, and wood preservative chemicals do not penetrate it as easily as sapwood.

Heartwood was used because it was deemed to be more durable than sapwood.

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