Types of Wood Flooring

Model: | Date:2010-06-14

Wood flooring is available in a variety of types of wood. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages based on durability, color and uses. Certain types of wood are more available in specific geographical areas, which can affect price and quality.

Some of the most popular wood flooring types:

  • Ash – typically lighter in color and brightens up a room
  • Maple – durable and scratch resistant but can be expensive
  • Oak – rich looking and warm but requires frequent maintenance
  • Hickory – durable but difficult to install due to its hardness
  • Cherry – smooth and warm but easily scratched
  • Walnut – naturally dark, durable and easy to install
  • Cypress – comes in a variety of tones and easy to match to décor
  • Pine – warm and rustic as well as economical
  • Exotic hard woods – mostly imported for a unique decorating accent
  • Bamboo – strong, durable and environmentally a good choice.