WOOD SPECIES

used in wooden flooring

The Characters of Wood

As a flooring material, wood is superior to vinyl or carpet, both practically. A solid wood floor is more than a covering: it adds strength and stability to the floor system. A one-inch thickness of wood has the same insulating value as 15 inches of concrete. Wood is durable and long-lasting–occasional sanding and refinishing essentially results in a brand-new floor. Wood floors don’t retain mildew or absorb dust.

ORIGIN

Easy Available
  • Brazilian cherry (jatoba)
  • Hard maple
  • Red oak
  • Southern yellow pine
Readily Available
  • Ash
  • Australian cypress
  • Bamboo
  • Beech
Moderately Available
  • Brazilian maple
  • Brazilian teak (cumaru)
  • Iroko
  • Jarrah
Limited Available
  • Brazilian maple
  • Brazilian teak (cumaru)
  • Iroko
  • Jarrah

Relative hardness of selected wood flooring species

Pine,Heart(Antique) 1225%
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Oak,Northern Red 1290%
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Oak,Tasmania 1350%
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Oak,White 1360%
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Maple,Hard 1450%
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Maple,Brazilian 1500%
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Mahagony,santos 2200%
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Cherry,Brazilian(Jatoba) 2820%
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Purpleheart 2890%
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Team,Brazilian 3540%
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Walnut,Brazilian 3680%
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