Types of Wood Used in Flooring

When it comes to flooring for your home or business, you simply can’t go past wood. For a classic design, natural warmth and a professional finish wood stands out as an industry leader. It is made to stand the stand the test of time and in many cases it is sustainable too, making it an environmentally friendly choice. But when it comes to wooden flooring, just what variety should you choose. With so many options on the market, it can be difficult to get your head around. Luckily, The Wooden Floor Company is here to take some of the hassles out of choosing types your new wooden floor. We’re going to discuss the types of wood we use and why we use it, hopefully leaving you more informed and able to make a sound decision!

Dark Woods

We use several types of dark wood for our flooring and the first is oak. Oak is a dense type of timber, which means that it is strong, hard and quite durable. It is also very beautiful, particularly when it is quarter-sawn. This makes it a good choice for those looking for a dark timber that will stand the test of time.

Walnut is another one of our dark stained timbers. It is a straight-grained hardwood that is quite strong and stable. As one of our more premium timbers, walnut can really compliment the look of your home when treated correctly.

Jarrah is our other dark timber. It is a large hardwood that is found in only one place in the world – the southwestern region of Western Australia. It is usually found in rich red to deep brown colours, and its coarse texture perfectly complements these shades. Jarrah is a durable wood that is ideal for flooring and looks amazing.

Medium Woods

We have a few options for medium-coloured woods, all of which are made from American Cherry, a highly prized hardwood. These surfaces range from a rich red to a reddish brown (with the sapwood being a creamy white). It has a fine, uniform grain that has a rather smooth texture. It is easy to work and is often used in the manufacturing of musical instruments. It is a fine choice of flooring for those that are looking for an elegant aesthetic in their home or business.

Light Woods

There are several types of stained light woods for those looking for a lighter feel for their home or office. Ash is one such timber, which is both strong and stable and is commonly used in flooring. Another is Beech, which is often a pale creamy colour. Finally, there is Maple, another fine choice for those seeking a lighter look for their flooring.

Our Auckland Showroom

Want to get a closer look at these timbers and find the perfect floor for your needs? Simply visit our Auckland-based showroom to explore our range. You can also get in touch with us for any other information that you need. 

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