Pine is used for many purposes. The quality and origin of the wood is the determining factor. Nowadays, pine is largely imported from Scandinavia as a semi-finished product and is sorted according to certain quality classes. In the Netherlands, KVH2000 is used. Applications include: floorboards, interior panelling, ceiling elements, stairs, facade carpentry, furniture, frames, profiles, heavy structures, packaging, etc.
For exterior window frames, sapwood outside the glass line is not recommended. Sapwood however, is easy to impregnate because of its ‘open’ structure. This makes pine, if treated, also extremely suitable for outdoor applications.