Types Of Hardwood We Carry Ashburn | Sterling | Reston | Herndon | Leesburg | Dulles VA

Whether you’re looking for domestic, American Classic hardwoods such as Oak, or a more exotic type of species such as Brazilian, you’ll find them all at Floor & Beyond.

Hardwood Floor Species

Different species of wood have grain patterns distinct to them. Some are more elegant and distinguished like oak, while other are a bit more subtle like Cherry. What also separates different species is their degree of hardness. This is important because wooden floors can be dented and scratched over time.

The hardness of the floors you need will depend on the amount of stress and abuse you anticipate them taking over the years. A formal room with very little activity going on may be able to get away with a softer wood than a woodshop room in a school for example.

Below is a list of different species of wood and their hardness rating. The higher the Janka Rating, the harder the wood. For rooms that will take a lot of abuse, it is recommended that you consider a species with at least the hardness of Red Oak.

 

Wood Species

Janka Rating

Ipe, Brazilian Walnut, Lapacho

3,684

Cumaru, Brazilian Teak

3,540

Brazilian Cherry, Jatoba

2,350

Santos Mahogany, Cabreuva

2,220

Amendiom

1,912

Tigerwood

1,850

Hickory/Pecan

1,820

Acacia

1,750

Kempas

1,710

Timborana

1,570

Sapele

1,510

Maple, hard

1,450

Bamboo, natural

1,380

Australian Cypress

1,375

Oak, white

1,360

Ash, white

1,320

Beech, American

1,300

Oak, red

1,290

Birch, yellow

1,260

Walnut, black

1,010

Cherry, black

950

Cedar

900

Pine, southern yellow

690

If you are confused about what type of hardwood floors will be best for you, give us a call and we’ll help you come up with the best solution.

 

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