Top hardwood flooring species choices

Top hardwood flooring species choices

There's a lot to think about when choosing a hardwood flooring species. While they're all great, you must consider hardness and strength, grain patterns, and characters, such as knots, swirls, and raised grains.

Some species are constantly chosen; however, the following rank reasonably high on the Janka Scale of wood hardness. They all coordinate well with any decor.

Oak: the “king” of hardwood floors

Everyone loves an oak floor! There are two versions: white oak, which starts as a light brown/tan and deepens with time. The raised grains of this closed pore wood give a slightly distressed look with a sense of heritage.

Red oak hardwood floors are well-known for their pinkish-reddish undertone. This is an opened pore wood with a wider and coarse grain pattern. This wood also has lots of swirls.

Maple: another popular one

This wood has a subtle, fine closed grain. The grain pattern is pretty straight and subtle, with some cathedrals (waves)). Color ranges from white to reddish brown.

Hickory: the strongest domestic species

If you want something ultra-durable, mocha-colored wood is it! It was once used for gymnasium floors.

Be sure to talk in detail to your flooring professional

Tell the expert exactly what you're looking for in wood flooring in Bellingham, WA– such as extra durability, knots, raised grains, etc. Then come into our hardwood flooring store, where you'll see brands like Cali Bamboo. DuChateau, Hallmark, and more.

Visit us for your hardwood flooring needs

1 Stop Interiors is a family-owned company that, for 50 years, has provided the area with top quality, superior services, and great prices. We also have the best installers in the industry!

So, why go anywhere else for hardwood flooring? Our showroom is in Bellingham, WA, and we service Bellingham, Mount Vernon, Sedro-Woolley, Anacortes, Ferndale, Lynden, Burlington, Oak Harbor, and Blaine.
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