Hardwood Flooring Options

There are many types of hardwood flooring options. There are domestic woods and exotic hardwoods. Hardwood is a great choice for flooring as it is a hard substrate, has lots of natural beauty and is durable for years to come. I think one of the main attributes to hardwood as flooring is that it can be refinished after many years to bring back its original luster. If properly taken care of, hardwood will last a lifetime and then some.

When choosing a hardwood it is a good idea to ask yourself a few questions:

  • What colors do I like
  • What width do I want
  • Will I ever want to stain my floor
  • Do I have dogs or other animals
  • Do I have kids
  • What sort of motif am I going for

Once you have those questions answered, one of our technicians will be able to help you in the right direction on what the best hardwood is for you.

Popular Options for Hardwood Flooring

Why Janka Hardness Does Matter

Most companies will tell you not to worry about the Janka hardness of this wood or that wood. While that is probably true that you don’t need to stress out about it, you should be understanding how it will affect you and your family.

When you see a hardwood floor that is strong and hard, it will be in better shape come 2,5 or 10 years down the road. The reason that wood that hardness matters is that the finish that is put on your floor is very strong. The finish is laid on the hardwood below and how hard that wood is determines how your wood looks over the years. If you see issues or “scratches” on hardwood, usually, they are “dents” on the wood and not scratches of the finish.