Congratulations! You’ve decided to install hardwood ﬂoors and learn about the types of wood flooring available for your home or office! This is a great decision that will beneﬁt you for years to come! Hardwood ﬂoors are durable, easy to maintain, and add a sophistication and elegance to any room.
Now that you have decided to install hardwood in your home, which hardwood is best for you? There are many various of wood that are used in ﬂooring. Depending on the look you are going for will determine the wood you decide to use.
The most common wood used for hardwood ﬂoors is oak. Oak is extremely durable and comes in many hues and colors. Red oak is the most common. It usually has a slight pink or red hue to it and is warm and inviting. Red oak has strong grain lines and swirls that will add dimension to your ﬂoor. Red oak is strong and durable and will match most wooden accents in your home, such as railings, bannisters, and stair treads.
White oak is another option of oak ﬂooring. White oak is darker than red oak and contains more brown and green hues. It is a bit harder than red oak and is more resistant to dents. White oak provides a smooth, sleek elegance to any room and is good for high traﬃc areas.
Another popular wood used in hardwood ﬂoors is maple. Maple is another durable hardwood with a ﬁne grain giving a ﬂoor a sleek look and can be sanded to a magniﬁcent smoothness. Maple is a light wood with tan, cream and beige hues. Some maple contains a reddish tint. Maple ﬂooring will ﬁt any style of home, such as classic traditional to sleek modern.
Although slightly softer than oak or maple, cherry wood is often used in ﬂooring because of its richness and warmth. Cherry wood ranges in hues from deep red to a dark brown. And, this wood becomes darker with age, especially in direct sunlight. The beautiful grain pattern and warm hint of red make this type of wood ﬂoor a spectacular visual delight.
Brazilian Walnut is a great option for hardwood ﬂooring. It is extremely durable, extremely dense and resistant to chipping and damage. It is also more water resistant than other woods and mopping this type of wood will not warp or damage it. Brazilian Walnut wood has unique and interesting grain patterns and makes for a visually appealing ﬂoor.
Hickory is also an extremely durable ﬂooring option and should be used in high traﬃc areas. Hickory wood tends to be lighter than other woods and reﬂects natural light making a room feel homey and warm. The shades and hues in hickory vary immensely and can diﬀer from plank to plank. Hickory is a great wood for a rustic country feel.
At Tri-Point Flooring, we are experts in all types of hardwood ﬂooring and will help you select the wood ﬂoor that is right for you. Our qualiﬁed design team and knowledgeable installers will help you design the perfect ﬂoor for any room in your home. Let us help you make your ﬂooring dreams come true.