At Texas Hardwood Flooring, we’ve been installing hardwood flooring for a long time. In that time, if there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that not all wood is the same. In fact, while there are a number of different types of wood used for flooring, they have different strengths and weaknesses. If you’re looking to have hardwood flooring installed, it’s best to match the right wood to compliment your particular lifestyle.
Read on while we examine a few different kinds of wood and discover which one is best for you.
- Maple wood is a great choice for busy families. It’s a kind of wood that’s very light and airy, and it has the ability to brighten up and enhance any room. Plus, when used, the color of maple is able to create the illusion of more space in a room. Like beech, it’s also a very simple wood to clean, and sweeping weekly is generally all the cleaning that it requires.
- Not many people have heard of jarrah wood, but it has some huge benefits. It’s about 30% harder than beech wood, which makes it highly durable and resistant to the rigors of everyday life. It has an unusual range of color, and it can have colors like salmon pink up to a rich shade of red. For rooms where cooking or conversation takes place, jarrah is able to add a feeling of comfort and sophistication.
- Some people feel the need to stand out and to make a definitive statement. For those people, we highly recommend walnut wood. It features a dark coloring initially, but over time, the color will actually shift and change. Walnut is highly durable, and it’s particularly resistant to mold and water.