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Different Hardwood Species Used in Flooring

Hardwood floors are one of the biggest trends in home design and remodels. Even though hardwood floors have been around for ages, their popularity among homeowners is on the rise. Not only do hardwood floors offer a desired look to your home, but also they match most home décor and they are easy to clean and maintain. With refinishing options, hardwood floors are built to last generations. In addition to different stains available to match the tastes of a wide variety of homeowners, there are different types of hardwood species available to be used in wood floor installation. In fact, there are over 50 different types that can be used. This article will take a look at some of the more popular hardwood species that are commonly used.


Walnut is a popular choice for hardwood floors, likely due to the fact that this species features fine, straight graining. It is also darker in color, closer to a rich, chocolate brown. This warm color is popular amongst homeowners due to the warmth it can add to a room, making any room feel more like home.


Oak is arguably the most popular choice, due to the availability of red oak and white oak. Red oak is known for moderate graining and can range in color in different shades of brown. White oak is lighter than red oak but is a popular choice due to its durability and strength.


Ash is a common choice for individuals looking for a more pale color and unique pattern. Graining in ash is bolder and can vary between straight, curly or wavy.


Since maple is commonly found in North America, it is another popular choice for hardwood flooring. Maple hardwood floors usually have less graining and are usually lighter in color.

For more information about wood floor installation, contact Bay Carpet and Flooring. Call (718) 366-5001 to find out more on hardwood flooring installation in New York.

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