Whilst oak is unquestionably the most popular of all hardwoods, there are also dozens more wood species for you to choose from.
Maple flooring has a Jenka hardness ranking of 1450 which is a good bit harder than oak flooring, the industry standard for hardwood. This means that maple flooring is quite hard, less prone to dents and is very durable.
Maple is that it is widely available and there is plenty of choice in its grade and variety. Maple has a fine grain that gives each plank a fairly uniform look. The natural light tone of maple is perfect for Scandi-inspired, contemporary, clean and airy décor – it’s a very popular choice for today’s home owner.
Teak wood is considered one of the most beautiful choices for flooring within a home.
The grains of teak wood is dense, tight and uniform which looks very polished and sophisticated. Also, the dense grains make it easier to clean flooring made of it.
Teak wood is very dense, with a wood texture that is hard and ring porous. When put under pressure, it’s one of the most resistant woods, and can take heavy levels of wear and tear. For this reason, you can move heavy furniture over it and have it installed in areas that are susceptible to heavy traffic.
Ash is a very hard wood with a lot of character and grain definition. The grain itself is similar to that found in oak, but the color variation is all its own. Ash is a very durable hardwood species, and will do well even in the high traffic areas of your home. Ash wood has a Janka rating of 1320. harder than oak, beech, or heart pine. This makes it ideal for areas that get moderate amounts of foot traffic, as it can handle them well without scratching or denting.
Wenge is an exotic hardwood that originates in Central Africa and its very dark color and character has made it a very popular choice. If properly maintained wenge is a long lasting wooden flooring that is extremely durable and resistant to insects and termites. Wenge has an original dark brown colour and when oiled or lacquered it will appear almost balck with dense grain and textures.
It’s called black walnut due to its dark color, and sometimes even purplish streaks. American Walnut is a great choice for hardwood flooring because it is a decay resistant species which produces strong boards that do not easily deform of bow. American Walnut is hard enough to resist wear and tear during normal use, but soft enough to easily accept stains and sealers making it a surprisingly maintenance free flooring option. Another major benefit for busy homeowners is that black walnut hardwood flooring is easy to maintain. The darker color can hide dust and dirt initially, but it’s important to sweep and vacuum regularly.