Which Type Of Wood Should You Choose For Your Hardwood Floors?
Hardwood flooring is popular among Miami homeowners for many reasons, including its variety, durability, longevity, and natural appearance. If you decide to invest in a hardwood flooring installation from an experienced painting contractor, you’ll be able to choose from wood types like mahogany, walnut, and pine.
3 Types of Wood Flooring
- Mahogany – Mahogany is one of the hardest hardwood types, and it’s known for its unique red shade and varying grain pattern. Mahogany’s benefits include resistance to denting, scratching, UV rays, and fading. Your painting contractor may recommend purchasing a lighter mahogany because the wood will darken over time as it’s exposed to sunlight. Mahogany is moderately priced at approximately $8 per square foot.
- Walnut – Walnut is a soft hardwood that requires little maintenance, and it’s popular in darker hues. Walnut parquet, strip, and plank flooring tends to cost $12 to $15 per square foot. Hiring a skilled painting contractor to install walnut hardwood floors will help to reduce noise, but you still may hear footsteps on the floors. You can choose from types of walnut such as Asian, Brazilian, and American. Asian walnut, or acacia, is very durable and ages well. Brazilian walnut is a hard, dark wood with a high price tag, and American walnut, or royal walnut, isn’t as hard as Asian or Brazilian walnut but is readily available in the United States.
- Pine – Pine may be overlooked, but many homeowners enjoy its wide color range and average cost of $2 per square foot. If you want extremely hard pine, it will have to be imported to North America, so the cost will be higher than indigenous pine. Many people choose pine because it grows faster than many hardwood trees, so it’s a more sustainable resource. Like many other wood types, high-quality pine is durable and long-lasting.
Work With Our Painting and Flooring Experts
If you want to discuss wood types further, contact our hardwood flooring professionals at Sharp Painting & Flooring, LLC, a trusted painting contractor, to receive recommendations for the hardwood flooring in your Miami home. Regardless of the type of wood you choose, you’ll enjoy the benefits of a hardwood flooring installation for many years.