Choosing Your Hardwood

Solid Hardwood

Full ¾” thickness providing beauty throughout the floor in a variety of species in both domestic, domestic exotic, and exotic selections from intriguing locations around the globe. Solid hardwood is for installation for on or above grade.

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Engineered Hardwood

Laminated plys of select core hardwood with a top veneer of the hardwood species you may desire. This core construction gives an excellent dimensionally structural integrity for installations over concrete and may be installed below, on, or above grade.

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The JANKA/HARDNESS SCALE shows the hardness of each species of hardwood by using a ball-bearing being forced into the surface of the plank. The amount of pressure required to meet a specific depth of penetration is calculated and given a number representing the hardness value. Lower values represent softer woods such as pine with a rating of 402 whereas the higher values represent the harder woods such as Brazilian Mahogany with a rating of 3840.

Softer Woods

  • 402

    Pine

Commonly Used Hardwood

  • 1260

    Birch

  • 1290

    Red Oak

  • 1333

    White Oak

  • 1450

    Maple

  • 1470

    Kupay

  • 1750

    Acacia

  • 1820

    Hickory

Harder Woods

  • 2350

    Brazilian Cherry

Variation is the colors within the wood. Many like the mild blended shades of the grains showing the beautiful lines and hues of the natural beauty while others may like a more evenly colored floor. The grades of Select and Better are more of an even color throughout the hardwood floor yet still having the touch of natural coloration. Rustic shows an ample color variation with more knots that are filled or smooth. Both are popular choices.

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