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Buying a hardwood floor is an important decision. Before investing a considerable amount of money, it is essential to know your priorities when it comes to floor coverings. You should consider possible designs, choice of wood species, durability, installation methods, maintenance and the numerous benefits you will get from a hardwood floor. Wood flooring is timeless; it is a natural resource, renewable and recyclable. For natural beauty, it's hard to beat the warmth of real hardwood flooring. It enhances and complements all decors and styles.

Like a piece of fine furniture, wood flooring increases in value and becomes more beautiful with time. In a national survey, 90 percent of real estate agents said houses with wood flooring sell faster And, because wood does not collect dust and other allergens, many leading health associations agree that wood floors are the perfect choice for a healthy home. Wood floors are ecologically friendly. Since it is a natural resource, wood is both renewable and recyclable. Many of yesteryear's old wood ships, warehouses, barns, and other structures often find a second life in wood flooring.


Janka is a test that measure the hardness of a wood. The test measures the force required to push a steel ball with a diameter of 11.28 millimeters (0.444 inches) into the wood to a depth of half the ball's diameter, thereby giving an idea of it's hardness and durability.The higher the number, the harder the wood.

  1. So. Yellow Pine                                   690                   
  2. American Cherry                                 950                 
  3. Teak                                                     1000                                       
  4. Black Walnut                                      1010                           
  5. Carbonized/ Carmel Bamboo        1120  
  6. Heart Pine                                           1225                                 
  7. Yellow Birch                                       1260                            
  8. Red Oak (Northern)                          1290                  
  9. American Beech                                1300                  
  10. Ash                                                       1320                                   
  11. White Oak                                           1360                           
  12. Australian Cypress                           1375                   
  13. Natural Bamboo                                1410                                              
  14. Hard Maple                                         1450                           
  15. Brazilian Oak                                       1460                   
  16. Brazilian Maple                                  1500
  17. Angelim                                               1720          
  18. Hickory/ Pecan                                  1820
  19. Purpleheart                                         1860               
  20. Moabi                                                   2050         
  21. South American Pearwood            2100
  22. Tigerwood                                          2160
  23. Santos Mahogany                             2200
  24. Tatajuba                                              2220
  25. Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry)                2760
  26. Tiete Rosewood                                3200
  27. Cumaru (Brazilian Chestnut)          3540
  28. Ipe (Brazilian Walnut)                       3680

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Birmingham, AL 35235

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