HARDWOOD FLOORS COMPARISON BASED ON DURABILITY.



Make your floors live 100 years with wood flooring.



Wood is the oldest material that has variations of style. It’s strong, eco-friendly, and organic with durability as a feature. That’s what makes it people’s choice from ages.


A few years ago, choosing among different wood species was simple to go with. But now we have various species, categories, and collections of wood flooring.

You’ll get a wide range of choices as engineered, reclaimed, solid, and other parquet styles.

Durability and smoothness are hot topics to discuss before you go with your wood flooring for your residence or commercial space.

We have a premium collection of European wood in solid, engineered, and reclaimed form. You can select your suitable one after stealing the secret sauce of wood flooring durability in different species.






Walnut: Pros and cons.


Pros.

- Warm and chocolatey brown tone of surface.

- knots and grains with darker shade form an authentic two-tone structure.

- After years walnut grows with your interior to give it a luxurious feel.

- Durable finish with Janka hardness 1010 which lasts up to 150-400 years if maintained nicely.

- Prevents humidity and moisture. Very smooth to install.

- Powerful in front of rot, water damage, and dents as for its harder wood quality.

- Excellent return on investment as it adds significant value.


Cons.

- Expensive than white oak and red oak.

- Requires advance investment in the walnut wood flooring because it delivers quality.

- Softer than red oak, white oak, and maple types of species.

- Likely to get scratched and scuffed surfaces as it's softer than other popular wood floors.

- Stable and recommended as a beautiful flooring but less strong than white oak.






White Oak: Pros and cons.


Pros.

- Stylish European light shades from light greys to darker chocolate.

- Have few grains and look luxurious when added with texture, distress, and other finishes.

- Smooth to develop into your preferred interior wherever you want.

- Patterns drawn on it are straight and give a more modern look than red oak.

- Prevents dents more than red oak which gives it stability, warps less, and avoids rotting.

- Powerful option for any interior and gives an extraordinary appearance with engineered prefinished form.

- Hardness of 1350 which makes it of higher density and durability level.



Cons.

- Difficult to work with white oak in DIY projects if you don't have a professional team of installers.

- French and European Oak can be expensive.






Red oak: Pros and cons.


Pros.

- Trend in the American market because of its dominant benefits.

- Stains like a feather: As super easy to finish, sand, and stain.

- Unique shades from brown to pinkish or you can see a mix of reddish-brown.

- Vibrant shades offer you various finishing options.

- Red oak hardness is 1290 which makes it a competitor of white oak and hickory. Gives perfect coordination of hardness and durability.


Cons.

- Red oak is a working wood floor but can be dent more likely than other harder wood species.

- If you’re going for durability and hardness. Must select other powerful species like hickory or white oak.

- Not recommended for humid and watery areas as it may turn blackish.

- White oak got plugged pores but not red oak and that’s why water contact is dangerous in this case.

- Suitable for doors, furniture, cabinets, veneers, and mouldings rather than moist areas.






Hickory: Pros and cons.



Pros.

- Second hardest species of hardwood flooring in America with 1820 hardness on the Janka scale.

- Prevents scratches and lives longer by avoiding ageing and fire.

- Stronger in front of dents, water, and scratches.

- Present longer life, luxury, and can live in higher traffic.

- Hickory is fire-resistant, scratch-resistant, and requires less investment.

- Organic, sustainable, and prevents water from harming the flooring finish.

- Provides a unique appearance and gives compliments to your interior.


Cons.

- Expensive as they have stability, hardness, beauty, and infinity features in one.

- Hickory transforms its shades over years.

- Hard to operate with DIY projects at their heavy and hard to act.

- Rustic in look whether it's dark or light in shade. If you don’t like rustic appearance, flooring must go for other wood species.




We make you walk on the most luxurious hardwood flooring.

If you are looking for more durable hardwood floors to enhance your interior then we are open for you anytime. Contact us at 786-606-9301 or email your query at info@vogueparquet.com.