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Welcome back! In yesterday’s blog, we talked about a few kinds of wood, and their pros and cons when it comes to syncing up with your lifestyle. Since there are a number of different kinds of wood, we’ll go over a few more. There are many varieties of wood, just like there are many varieties of lifestyle. The trick is to find one that compliments the other.

Over the years, we’ve installed lots of wood flooring. Keep reading to learn some of the subtle, and not so subtle differences.

  • If you’re looking for a lighter toned wood that’s great for high traffic areas, ash is the way to go. It’s durable and it possesses a high degree of versatility. Many people love to use ash in kitchens.
  • For a beautiful and rustic feel, birch is a good choice. This kind of wood is softer, but by taking care of it properly, it can be quite durable. It has lovely highlights, and it slightly shifts in color as it ages.
  • Cherry wood has a deep rich color, bringing a touch of elegance to any room. However, it’s a softer wood, so it’s best used in low-traffic areas like bedrooms or home offices.
  • An excellent lifetime investment is jatoba wood. Considering it’s twice as strong as oak, this wood is highly resistant to scratches and dents. Along with that, it’s filled with rich coloring and it enhances any room it is installed in.
  • Merbau is another wood that’s gorgeous and hard to damage. Due to mineral deposits found upon the surface of the wood, it has a unique and beautiful look. Merbau is also so durable that it’s suitable for installation indoors or outdoors.
  • One of the most popular flooring choices is oak. When it’s well taken care of, this wood will last for years. The primary reason for its popularity is its enormous versatility since it can be found in a huge range of styles and finishes.

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