Hardwood Flooring Species: Beech

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What are the qualities of beech hardwood flooring?

Hardwood Flooring Species: Beech

Janka Hardness Scale Rating: 1300

Beech is an ideal hardwood flooring for high-traffic areas and commercial flooring. It resists denting and is extremely shock-absorbent. Good news if you plan to be on your feet a lot in the room(s) in question. At one time, beechwood was not looked upon as a wise choice since it doesn't stand up well to air-drying. However, with the advent of kiln-drying, that concern is no longer a deterrent.

Beech's sapwood is most often a pale white, American beech's heartwood is generally a reddish-brown. Sometimes you'll find a silver sheen to the wood as well. The grain's fine and uniform texture is what makes it resilient to wear.

   

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