Hardwood flooring has been a popular choice for many homeowners and builders alike. It is durable, elegant, and offers variety in looks and style. We’ll discuss some of the different types of hardwoods used for flooring below from softest to hardest based on their Janka rating. We will also talk about some of their features and benefits.
Choosing the right type of wood can be difficult – but it doesn’t have to be! We’ve compiled this list to help make your decision simpler.
What is the Janka Rating?
The Janka hardness test determines the resistance of a species of wood to denting and wear. It gauges the amount of force required to put an 11.28-mm steel ball halfway through a sample of wood. The higher the number on the Janka Scale, the harder the wood is.