I guess my knowledge on pines is pretty limited seems the two types I know of are very regional to the north eastern corner on North America.
What I know as white pine or just pine are very soft and use for old pine floors or sawed into boards.
We also have a harder pine that isn't very common on my property but there are some. Norway pine or red pine. Which is hard enough for structural timbers. I had no idea that these where do regional.