This is a common question most homeowners ask when searching for the perfect hardwood flooring for their home. It’s a great question. However, the answer can be as diversified, as the people asking it can. The primary difference between woods is their hardness, which is determined using the Janka Hardness rating.
According to the Janka Hardness rating, the higher the number, the harder the wood is. Exotic species tend to be a lot harder than domestic woods are. For instance, Brazilian ebony has a Janka rating of 3692, while American Cherry has a Janka rating of 950. Of course, the harder the wood, the better it will stand up under heavy foot traffic, as well as everyday wear and tear.
Wolde Flooring LLC has more than sixty years of combined experience in flooring and we strive to provide the best in customer service. We proudly service the areas of Madison, Huntsville, Athens, Hampton Cover, and Decatur, AL, with a showroom located in Madison, AL. We invite you to stop in to see our full line of hardwood flooring, and to ask any questions that you might have concerning this floor covering.