Hardwood is a classic and timeless addition to any home. Whether you’re someone who prefers a light and airy feel, or you love the cozy feeling of a richly colored hardwood, there is a hardwood match out there for you. But with so many species to choose from, it can be hard to decide on the perfect fit. Here is a quick guide to popular hardwood species from the hardwood experts at Floor Coverings International Seminole.
Oak hardwood is the most popular flooring species in the United States. It’s common in homes throughout the country, and if you’re ever unsure of the species of hardwood someone has installed, Oak is probably a safe guess. It comes in two main types: red and white.
- Red Oak: Known for its warm tones ranging from golden red to rusty brown. The color will vary slightly from plank to plank and have visible graining.
- White Oak: This species of oak is the “harder” of the two, making it ideal for high traffic spaces. It comes in lighter colored cream tones and is similar to red oak in its color variation from plank to plank and visible grain.
Maple hardwood is distinct for its warm hues of pale cream colors. It has fine graining that is often not noticeable at all. It is one of the hardest of all domestic hardwood species, making it ideal for high traffic areas. Its use is also popular in bowling alleys.
Known for its rich brown color and fine graining, walnut hardwood planks are full of character. Knots are common within the grain of walnut planks, and there will be variation from plank to plank. It is a softer species of hardwood that will dent in high traffic areas.
Brazilian cherry hardwood is also known as Jatoba. It’s easily distinguished by its deep and stunning red hue and extreme color variation. Highlights of blonde are common throughout a Brazilian cherry hardwood floor. It ranks high on the Janka hardness scale and is a very durable hardwood material.
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