Hardwood is well-known for its ability to increase the “wow” factor in any home. When properly installed and finished by experienced professionals, hardwood floors will add lasting beauty to your Cypress home. As an added benefit, many popular hardwoods are sourced right here in the USA! However, not all domestic hardwoods are created equal in terms of durability and value. To help you get the lay of the land, the design experts at Floor Coverings International Cypress are bringing you the lowdown on some of the most durable species of domestic hardwood available to Cypress homeowners. Read on to learn more about your strongest domestic hardwood flooring options!
Along with red oak, white oak captures around 50% of the hardwood market. This popular material is a hit for a reason: white oak excels when it comes to strength and stability. An exceptionally tough domestic hardwood, white oak a Janka score of 1360. As for appearances, the wood itself is typically a light charcoal-grey color with a strong, slim grain. Importantly, the final hue of a white oak floor is heavily dependent upon the stain and finish applied during installation.
Characterized by its reddish-tan hue and refined grain pattern, maple is another beautiful domestic hardwood. Though it doesn’t accept stains as readily as white oak, maple’s natural beauty easily makes up for what it lacks in customizability. Maple is also an incredibly strong wood, with the street cred to back it up: bowling alleys and basketball courts often sport maple floors. Best of all, maple is one of the more affordable domestic hardwoods available. If you’re looking to improve your home with some serious long-lasting style, but don’t want to wreck your wallet, maple flooring is the lumber for you!
With a Janka score of 1,820, hickory is just about the strongest domestic hardwood around. In terms of appearance, hickory can either be pale yellow with striking dark brown streaks, or a rich reddish brown. Because of this variation, hickory floors can often have a distinctly rustic style, and should always be installed by an experienced design and installation team. Hickory is also one of the costlier domestic hardwoods, but its durability and unique appearance make it an attractive choice for many homeowners.
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To maximize their longevity and beauty, domestic hardwoods should be installed by experienced flooring professionals. Luckily, homeowners in the Cypress area can get all their flooring questions answered by the friendly experts at Floor Coverings International Cypress. Schedule your free in-home consultation with our mobile showroom and get started today! We are proud to serve Cypress, Tomball, Jersey Village and surrounding areas.