There are more than 50 species of wood, both domestic and exotic, that span the spectrum of color options, hardness, and price ranges.

Domestic Wood Species

These species are commonly used in our area, and are prized for unique beauty, durability and value.
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Hardness Scale for Wood Flooring

The hardness of your wood floor is an important criterion when choosing a hardwood floor. The Janka (or side) hardness test measures the force it takes to embed a .444-inch steel ball to half its diameter in wood. It’s one of the best measures of how well a type of wood will withstand denting and wear. The higher the ranking, the harder the wood. Here is a listing from hardest to softest. If your floor will be more prone to wear and tear because you have a dog or kids, you may want to select a harder wood.

  • Species
  • Brazilian Walnut
  • Brazilian Teak
  • Purpleheart
  • Brazilian Cherry
  • Bubinga
  • Spotted Gum
  • Mesquite
  • Santos Mahogany
  • Sydney Blue Gum
  • Merbau
  • Jarrah
  • Hickory
  • Wenge
  • Brazilian Maple
  • Sapele
  • Hard Maple
  • Australian Cypress
  • Tasmanian Oak
  • White Ash
  • Beech
  • Northern Red Oak
  • Birch
  • Iroko
  • Antique Heart Pine
  • White Oak
  • Burmese Teak
  • American Black Walnut
  • Black Cherry
  • Southern Yellow Longleaf Pine
  • Southern Yellow Shortleaf Pine
  • Douglas Fir
  • Hardness
  • 3680
  • 3540
  • 2890
  • 2820
  • 2690
  • 2473
  • 2345
  • 2200
  • 2023
  • 1925
  • 1910
  • 1820
  • 1630
  • 1500
  • 1500
  • 1450
  • 1375
  • 1350
  • 1320
  • 1300
  • 1290
  • 1260
  • 1260
  • 1225
  • 1210
  • 1078
  • 1010
  • 950
  • 870
  • 690
  • 660