Saturday, June 30, 2012

Wood Floors Hardness

Choosing wood floors because of hardness depends only how heavy will be the traffic to
your new floor. Also you have to consider that enginnered woor is better in the South East
of the United states like the state of Florida. it is because enginner wood is more stable
against hih humidity. I will show you the most useful scale for hardwood floors.
Flooring Species
Hardness 3a


North American Cherry
950


North American Walnut
1010


Carbonized/Caramel Bamboo¹
1120


True Teak
1155


Iroko/Kambala
1260


Yellow Birch
1260


Red Oak

1260




Beech
1300


Ash
1320


Amendoim
1340


White Oak
1360


Australian Cypress
1375


Royal Mahogany
1400


Caribbean Walnut
1400


Natural Bamboo¹
1410


North American Maple

1450


Brazilian Maple
1500


Timborana
1570


Kempas
1710


Padauk, African
1725


Doussie
1770


Hickory
1820


Pecan
1820


Jarrah
1910


Merbau
1925


Tigerwood(Goncalo Alves)
2160


Santos Mahogany

2200


Caribbean Rosewood
2300


Chestnut, Southern
2670


Tiete Rosewood(Guibourtia)
2800


Brazilian Cherry(Jatoba)
2820


Brazilian Teak(Cumaru)
3540


Tiete Chestnut
3540


Brazilian Walnut(Ipe)

3680


¹ Will vary significantly from one brand to another