Poplar Flooring

Poplar flooring has characteristics of the Poplar tree. Poplar sapwood is creamy white to tan. The heartwood is brown with hues of green and purple. Poplar has a fine grain and texture. Poplar is softer than red oak. Poplar is less stable than oak. Poplar is a good choice for painted floors. Poplar can be woolly when sanding. The green and purple hues brown with age so the wider range of colors decrease. Poplar floors are fun and great when painted.


Select conservation poplar flooring

Boards are clear with colors ranging from cream to brown. Most of the tree is represented in this grade. Knots and checking are not permitted. Called conservation by the Sampsons given that this grade is a very sustainable use of the tree.

Seth Bournival has forged strong relationships with loggers and mills to get lumber specifically suited to our custom grades. Our grades are unique.

Face Widths

3” up to 8” select conservation


25/32” (3/8” up to 1 1/2” are available)


ranges available, Poplar usually averages between 6’ to 7’


Tongue and groove with back relief. Endmatching option available.
Flooring can be ordered with endmatching (a tongue or groove at the end of board length).