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All About Wood Species For Flooring

American Classic Wood Species

Below are the American classic wood species used for hardwood flooring. These are their natural colors, unstained.

Note: The number in brackets below each wood species name represents the Janka hardness rating for each wood species.


American Cherry hardwood flooring
 
American Cherry
(950)
Ash hardwood flooring
 
Ash
(1320)
Beech hardwood flooring
 
Beech
(1300)
American Hickory hardwood flooring
 
Hickory
(1820)

Maple hardwood flooring
 
Maple
(1450)
Birch hardwood flooring
 
Birch
(1260)
Red Oak hardwood flooring
 
Red Oak
(1290)
Walnut hardwood flooring
 
Walnut
(1010)

White Oak hardwood flooring
 
White Oak
(1360)
Yellow Birch hardwood flooring
 
Yellow Birch
(1260)
Yellow Pine hardwood flooring
 
Yellow Pine
(690)

Exotic Wood Species

Below are some of the Exotic wood species used for hardwood flooring. The exotic wood species are imported from around the World. Notice the wonderful, natural tones of browns, reds and yellows of these hardwood species.

Note: The number in brackets below each name represents the Janka hardness rating for each wood species.


Afican Padauk exotic hardwood flooring
 
African Padauk
(1725)
African Teak exotic hardwood flooring
 
African Teak
(1155)
Amendoim exotic hardwood flooring
 
Amendoim (Braz. Oak)
(1912)
Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba) exotic hardwood flooring
 
Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba)
(2820)

Brazilian Teak exotic hardwood flooring
 
Brazilian Teak (Cumaru)
(3540)
Brazilian Walnut hardwood flooring
 
Brazilian Walnut
(3680)
 
Kempas exotic hardwood flooring
 
Kempas
(1710)
Merbau exotic hardwood flooring
 
Merbau
(1925)

Santos Mahogany hardwood flooring
 
Santos Mahogany
(2200)
Sapele exotic hardwood flooring
 
Sapele
(1510)
Tiete Chestnut exotic hardwood flooring
 
Tiete Chestnut
(3540)
Tiete Rosewood exotic hardwood flooring
 
Tiete Rosewood
(3280)

Tigerwood exotic wood flooring
 
Tigerwood
(2160)
Timborana exotic hardwood flooring
 
Timborana (Angelium)
(1570)