Hardwood can be manufactured using a wide variety of widths, lengths, textures, colour and species of wood which can produce thousands of different looks. Many of the characteristics of wood floors are based on individual preferences but there are some limitations to consider because of the natural attributes of wood.
There is a myriad of species that can be used for flooring and they vary greatly in density and hardness. The different species of wood are rated on the JANKA Hardness Scale
, which provides consumers with valuable information in choosing the right wood for their flooring project.