Different types of wood

Because hardwood comes from a wide variety of real trees, your options are practically limitless when it comes to color, pattern & style.

Different Types of Hardwood

If you have decided to add hardwood to your home, you'll need to consider all of the different types that are available. There are many selections to choose from. See some common wood species below!

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Bamboo is actually a type of fast-growing grass. However, it looks and functions the same as hardwood flooring. It is stylish, scratch-resistant, and more environmentally friendly.

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Walnut has a dark and exotic appearance that will work well in any home. It's one of the strongest hardwood species on the market, so it's ideal if you have pets or children.

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Hickory is similar to pine in that it's used to lend a rustic look and feel to any room. However, hickory is a little darker (and much more durable) when compared to pine and similar softwoods. 

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Oak is one of the most popular wood species used in hardwood. It's highly resistant to wear and its neutral appearance gives it versatility and adaptability while lightening any space.

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Cherry is one of the most popular types of wood for furniture. However, it makes beautiful flooring as well! Its reddish-brown hues stand out and lend an elegant touch.

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Cork is a natural product that comes from the bark of the cork oak tree. It's sustainable and functional, able to absorb both impact and sound while retaining its unique visual appeal. 

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Maple is very durable, making it a good choice for high-traffic areas. However, maple is not as porous as other species of wood, so you may wish to avoid using any sort of stain with this type of wood.

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Pine is not actually a hardwood. Rather, it's a softwood! It's also light, airy, neutral, and simple. It lends a rustic feel when used as flooring and in furniture due to its natural quirks.

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Birch is very versatile, available in a variety of hues from light to dark. It's also very durable, so it'll stand up well to pets and children as well as heavy wear. It's a wood type that works well anywhere!


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