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Flooring 101 : Intro to Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood flooring is one of the most popular floor coverings in the world. It’s a natural, renewable, and sustainable product that will last for generations.

The main types of wood that are used to make hardwood flooring are oak, maple, hickory, ash, walnut and cherry. They all have different colors and textures which can be chosen to suit any environment or style of home.



Oak is a very durable type of wood with a coarse texture. It is one of the most popular types of hardwood flooring because it is so inexpensive and easy to install. Oak is not a good choice for kitchens, bathrooms, or bedrooms.


Maple has a light color and fine texture that makes it an excellent choice for people who have pets or children because it has low levels of allergens. It also has natural oils that make it resistant to stains and scratches.



 Hickory has a dark color and coarse texture that makes it perfect for people who want their wood floors to show wear over time. It can also be used in kitchens and bathrooms.


Bamboo is a sustainable choice and it is one of the most popular types of hardwood flooring on the market. It is also more affordable than other hardwoods and it comes in many different colors that range from light to dark tones.



 Ash has a very tight grain and it is easy to clean. It also has a low shrinkage rate which makes it a good choice for rooms with high humidity levels like bathrooms or kitchens.


Walnut has many different color variations that range from light browns to dark browns and blackish hues which make it an excellent choice for those who want their floors to stand out in their home decorating scheme.


Need help choosing? Call Faith Floors & More today. We will walk you through the process of finding which hardwood floor is right for your home. Have a wonderful day! We can’t wait to hear from you.