March 19, 2010, Newsletter Issue #22: How Hard is Hardwood Flooring?

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Hardwood flooring is extremely durable by (nature's) design. However, different species of tree (or plant, in the case of bamboo) have different levels of hardness. Use the list of popular hardwoods below to determine which species might be right for your home or office needs:

Ash : 3.8
Bamboo: 6.1
Beech: 3.0-3.3
Cherry Birch: 2.5
European Cherry: 3.1
Hevea: 4.3
Kempas: 5.6
Maple: 2.9
Oak: 3.5-4.5
Walnut: 3.6

(Note: The higher the number, the harder the wood.)

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