All About Wood Species For Flooring

Flooring Guide

American Classic Wood Species

Below are the American classic wood species used for hardwood flooring. These are their natural colors, unstained.

Note: The number in brackets below each wood species name represents the Janka hardness rating for each wood species.


American Cherry
 
American Cherry
(950)
Ash
 
Ash
(1320)
Beech
 
Beech
(1300)
American Hickory
 
Hickory
(1820)

Maple
 
Maple
(1450)
Birch
 
Birch
(1260)
Red Oak
 
Red Oak
(1290)
Walnut
 
Walnut
(1010)

White Oak
 
White Oak
(1360)
Yellow Birch
 
Yellow Birch
(1260)
Yellow Pine
 
Yellow Pine
(690)

Exotic Wood Species

Below are some of the Exotic wood species used for hardwood flooring. The exotic wood species are imported from around the World. Notice the wonderful, natural tones of browns, reds and yellows of these hardwood species.

Note: The number in brackets below each name represents the Janka hardness rating for each wood species.


Afican Padauk
 
African Padauk
(1725)
African Teak
 
African Teak
(1155)
Amendoim
 
Amendoim (Braz. Oak)
(1912)
Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba)
 
Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba)
(2820)

Brazilian Teak
 
Brazilian Teak (Cumaru)
(3540)
Brazilian Walnut
 
Brazilian Walnut
(3680)
 
Kempas
 
Kempas
(1710)
Merbau
 
Merbau
(1925)

Santos Mahogany
 
Santos Mahogany
(2200)
Sapele
 
Sapele
(1510)
Tiete Chestnut
 
Tiete Chestnut
(3540)
Tiete Rosewood
 
Tiete Rosewood
(3280)

Tigerwood
 
Tigerwood
(2160)
Timborana
 
Timborana (Angelium)
(1570)