About Hardwood

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What’s Your Hardwood Type?

See which hardwood is right for your project.

Solid Hardwood

Each plank is a solid piece of wood from the finest domestic and exotic hardwoods. Available in several widths, planks are generally 3/4" thick.

Best For

Floors you’d like to have the option to refinish; rooms with controlled temperature and humidity.

Install On

Above grade, over approved wooden subfloors.

Engineered Hardwood

Cross-ply construction resists expansion and contraction from humidity changes. Comes in plank or longstrip format in various widths.

Best For

Selection: A wide variety of colors and thicknesses are available in both North American and exotic species.

Install On

Any level, over a variety of subfloor types.

Explore Species

See how our popular hardwoods look and perform.

Cherry


Cherry

Cherry

A fine grain and smooth texture give this strong wood a distinguished look. Its red and pink hues take well to stains and deepen with age and light exposure.


Color

Varies from reddish brown to a creamy, pinkish white.

Hardness

950 - Janka Hardness Scale

Photosensitivity

7 – Medium to Low Resistance

Shade Variation

Medium

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Walnut


Walnut

Walnut

The rich, dark brown color of walnut has a distinguished, heirloom feel. Strong yet soft and light in weight, walnut’s dark, swirling grain adds depth and luster to your floor.


Color

Rich chocolate hues are patterned with dark grey-browns and auburn undertones.

Hardness

1010 - Janka Hardness Scale

Photosensitivity

2 – High Resistance

Shade Variation

Medium to High

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Oak


Oak

Oak

This hard, dense, open-grained wood has an inherent, traditional warmth. Its color tends to be neutral but varies widely, taking well to stains.


Color

Ranges from a pinkish light wheat color to a rich, golden tone.

Hardness

1290 - Janka Hardness Scale

Photosensitivity

1 – Stable

Shade Variation

High

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Maple


Maple

Maple

Maple’s light color, uniform texture, and attractive variations make it a popular choice. Known for its shock resistance, durable maple takes well to stains.


Color

Maple’s sapwood, more commonly used, varies from creamy white to golden tan.

Hardness

1500 - Janka Hardness Scale

Photosensitivity

2 – High Resistance

Shade Variation

Medium to High

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Hickory

Hickory

Hickory

One of the hardest, strongest American hardwoods, hickory’s dramatic pattern and color variation emphasize its natural beauty.


Color

Ranges from light blonde to reddish brown and dark brown.

Hardness

1820 - Janka Hardness Scale

Photosensitivity

3 – Medium to High Resistance

Shade Variation

High

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Hardwood Classes

See how to distinguish wood by grading quality.

Refined Class

The highest grade in hardwood flooring, Refined Class has the most uniform color, longer board lengths, and virtually no blemishes or knots.

Refined Class

The highest grade in hardwood flooring, Refined Class has the most uniform color, longer board lengths, and virtually no blemishes or knots.

Traditional Class

A quality grade that starts to reveal more natural character, Traditional Class can include lighter or darker boards and possibly infrequent knots and mineral marks.

Traditional Class

A quality grade that starts to reveal more natural character, Traditional Class can include lighter or darker boards and possibly infrequent knots and mineral marks.

Vintage Class

Vintage Class hardwood shows more natural variation in lighter and darker boards, larger knots, and more frequent character marks than Traditional Class.

Vintage Class

Vintage Class hardwood shows more natural variation in lighter and darker boards, larger knots, and more frequent character marks than Traditional Class.

Character Class

The highest level of variation, Character Class has the most color contrast, visually distinct knots, larger filled knots, and the most mineral marks.

Character Class

The highest level of variation, Character Class has the most color contrast, visually distinct knots, larger filled knots, and the most mineral marks.

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Installation


Installation

Let new hardwood products acclimate to the environment for 48 hours before installation.

Ensure the room temperature stays between 60° and 80°F, with 35-55% relative humidity.

Examine all of your new flooring for color, finish, and quality before you install it.

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Care & Maintenance

Care & Maintenance

Did You Know?

High-quality floor mats at entrances and exits collect and trap corrosive debris like dirt, grit, oil, or chemicals that can be tracked in from outside.

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Our Technologies

Our Technologies

ArmorMax

ArmorMax Finish is the ultimate protection for your floors, creating a barrier against stains, abrasions, and everyday wear and tear.

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