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Wood Species

Types of hardwood offered through WeShipFloors.com

Acacia - Acacia hardwood flooring doesn't leave any colors behind. It's a hardwood species that keep growing in popularity and sports a medium to dark brown heartwood that's tinged with vibrant reddish orange and accented with light yellows.

BirchBirch hardwood sports a cream or light brown to reddish brown tone. It is commonly known as one of the softer woods on the market, but it makes up for that with it's unique patterns that really call to modern day designers, DIYers and the like.

Bubinga - As exotic of a hardwood as you'll find on WeShipFloors.com, Bubinga is known for its rich reds, dark streaks and unique grain patterns. Talk about an actual hard wood, this exotic species will stand the test of time as well as anything you may throw at it.

Brazilian Cherry – Next to Acacia, probably our most popular exotic species, Brazilian cherry flooring is another hard wood according to the Janka rating scale. Brazilian Cherry's color ranges from a rich red wood to some types that show darker streaks along each plank.

Australian Cypress – Always a favorite, Australian Cypress comes in prefinished and unfinished versions and shows spectacular golden and creamy tones. However, many look to Australian Cypress hardwood flooring for its unique, wavy dark brown streaks and knots.

Hickory – Hickory is known worldwide for its tan, brown and creamy white tones - very similar to pecan. Hickory flooring is one of the harder domestic species that fits well in basically any setting or space.

Kempas – The color of Kempas ranges from orange red to reddish brown which makes for one large spectrum in an exotic. However, you won't find much contrast or grain definition if that's what you're looking for. It is a harder exotic, above average.

Santos MahoganySantos Mahogany hardwood flooring is a very popular choice for contemporary designers these days seeking a rich dark brown with some red undertones. Santos Mahogany is one of the harder exotics out on the market.

Maple – Maple grain pattern gives it a unique look and pairs well with tiscreamy white to light reddish brown tones. Maple is one domestic species that lends itself to a myriad of looks and finishes.

Oak, Red – A light oak with a reddish tone, Red Oak runs about midway on the Janka hardness scale.

Oak, White – White oak's heartwood resonates a pale brown color tone while measuring in at a medium hardness rating like its relative Red Oak. A more sought variety of oak, as it lends itself to a number of attractive finishes including wire brushed.

Padauk – Whether you've heard of Padauk or not, which probably tells you right away that it's an exotic, this hardwood species is a dark brown or black with hints of red and purple in some versions. One of the hardest exotics offered through WeShipFloors.

Pecan – Another dark wood, Pecan has a color range that runs reddish brown with dark brown streaks to white with pink hues. It's a harder wood with an above average rating on the Janka scale.

Sapele – A dark, rich, reddish brown exotic, Sapele is always asked about when planning for exotic floor install. Like most exotics, Sapele has a hardness rating that well exceeds the average.

Teak, Brazilian (Cumaru) – You'd be hard pressed to find a harder piece of wood than Brazilian teak. Its light to medium brown tones are well known throughout the flooring world.

Teak – A softer hardwood, Teak shows off its medium golden brown with even darker streaks of like color.

Tigerwood – Tigerwood ranges in color from a pale cream to a rich reddish-orange hue with a dramatic streaking pattern. It is well above average in hardness.

Walnut – American black walnut is rich dark brown to black with a purple cast. The sapwood is dramatically lighter and it is a softer than average wood.

Walnut, Brazilian (Ipe) – Brazilian walnut is a medium to very dark brownish black with little variation and is one of the hardest of woods.

 

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