Janka Scale (Wood Hardness)

Janka Scale (Wood Hardness)

Below are some species samples for you to compare from each type of Hardwood Floors:

Brazilian family
The hardest wood is the species of the Brazilian: Cumuru (3540), Walnut (3680), cherry (2350), chestnut (3417) and koa (2160) according to the Janka scale. This type of wood is an exotic species each class has its distinctive color but in the range of browns.
Teakwood is a tropical wood, which has a hardness of 3330 according to the scale of Janka, it is resistant to water, so if you live in a wet place it would be ideal to have an adequate duration.
Red Oak and White Oak
We need to remember that either white or red oak is the most popular for the installation of hardwood floors, has a hardness of 1360 and 1290 respectively, has variety. This type of hardwood it’s used in any room of the house.
Hard Maple - Canadian Maple
The Hard maple and Canadian maple has a hardness of 1450, is easy to work, has a reddish or golden hue and it's used from basketball courts bowling floors and residential dance floors.
The bamboo strand it's used for its hardness (3789), Resistance and besides that, it is an ecological option. Do not confuse it with the natural bamboo that has a lower Resistance 1380 according to the Janka scale.
Santos Mahogany - Acacia
It has a hardness of 2200; the acacia has a hardness of 2250 has a very dynamic grain and knots which contribute to a house, they both give an optimistic attitude with excellent durability, as well as an elegant look.
The American Family (Hickory, Cherry, Walnut)
The Hickory American wood has a hardness of 1820. The American cherry and American walnut with a hardness of 950 and 1010 respectively are lower than the first, but that does not make them worse since they are also great options.
It has a hardness of 1510; it used in residential and commercial places. The floor is durable enough to handle high traffic without showing too much wear.
Heart Pine - Birch
With a hardness of 12250 and 1260, it makes it ideal for an old look; it has whirlpools that makes it look like that and has long durability.

As you can see, there are many types of wood that we can work with, and we manage all of them to give you excellent quality wood for your hardwood floors.

Call us at (408) 509-8627 or (408) 333-9771 for any questions of Hardwood Floors products. 

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  • Wendy Garcia