By NWFA

Wood floors can stand up to any lifestyle.

Different species of wood have different durabilities and hardnesses, which are measured using the Janka scale. The Janka scale rates how likely it is that a wood species will dent or show other wear. For example, the Janka rating for domestic black walnut is 1,010, while the Janka rating for Brazilian walnut is more than three times higher at 3,680. The Brazilian walnut species is likely to be much less prone to showing wear and tear.

Finish can contribute to minimizing wear and tear on wood flooring as well. There are many finish products on the market today that can withstand heavy consumer traffic, like in restaurants and malls, so there are options that can stand up to busy family life as well.

 

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