With Hardwood floors, there are so many choices and styles. Each adding a unique look and feel to your home’s decor. Classic to Edgy Chic, you’ll find the perfect hardwood floor that’s suite your individual style… Oak, Bamboo, Cherry, Hickory, Walnut, Acacia Flooring, Birch, Pecan to name just a few. Make sure to do your research for which type of hardwood flooring best reflects and suits your personal style and needs.
Oak is practically synonymous with high-quality, durable, and distinctively attractive wood floors. Oak flooring offers a timeless look that homeowners love. With its distinctive grain and warm colors, oak has an appeal that feels right at home in any room and with any décor. In addition to adding warmth and character, the longevity and durability of oak hardwood flooring adds value to your home. (Sample shown is Rio Grande by Armstrong® Flooring)
Elegant. Distinctive. Aristocratic. Those are a few of the words used to describe walnut hardwood flooring. Walnut flooring makes a powerful design statement for any room, so you will want to install it in a room worthy of its sophisticated presence. You also need to consider the amount of traffic in the room where your walnut flooring will be installed. Walnut is a softer hardwood, which means you will have to be a little more careful with day-to-day traffic. Overall, the walnut hardwood look is stunning, whether the wood is used naturally or stained. (Sample shown is Autumn Dusk by Armstrong® Flooring)
Birch is a beautiful domestic hardwood with color variations that range from light yellow to dark red. Whatever the predominant color, you’ll find birch planks typically have a combination of light creamy shades mixed with darker red and brown tones. With such variety in color looks, birch hardwood floors can match decorating tastes. Look for the natural highlights in the birch planks that provide strong visual appeal. (Sample shown is Marsh Field by Armstrong® Flooring)
Hickory floors are beautiful and durable enough to install in rooms with high traffic. With hickory hardwood floors, you can go rustic or go more formal. The different grades of hickory allow you to create an entirely different look depending on what design style you want to achieve. Country grade hickory floors look best in a rustic-style home or log cabin. Select grade hickory hardwood floors have fewer knots and a more consistent grain, which make them more suitable in a home with modern furnishings. (Sample shown is Candy Apple by Armstrong® Flooring)
Cherry hardwood flooring is fine-crafted for exceptional quality. Its satiny texture and fine graining sets it apart from other floors and is perfect for a room where you want an extra-stylish setting. The timeless appeal of cherry hardwood flooring will help make your guests feel welcome from the moment they step in the door. (Sample shown is Amber Wood by Armstrong® Flooring)
Maple hardwood flooring has a fashionable, versatile appearance. Because maple hardwood floors look great in any room no matter the style or décor, they are a must-have in the eyes of many homeowners. Like most hardwood floors, maple hardwood flooring adds value to your home – but since maple is especially durable, a maple hardwood floor can last for generations. (Sample shown is Gold Rush by Armstrong® Flooring)
Acacia is prized in flooring and furniture making for its durability and for its appearance. Acacia wood is an extremely durable hardwood. While some woods are easily permeated by water, which causes them to warp and rot, acacia is not. In fact, acacia wood can be cleaned using water, and the wood is so dense that the water won’t permeate it and cause damage. It is said that even if acacia wood hasn’t been treated or protected in any way that it still lasts up to 40 years. Acacia wood characteristics are moderately wavy interlock grains noted for their rich depth. Appearance highlights are coarse grain and open texture. Tones from medium brown to grayish brown to an olive color, with darker streaks. (Sample shown is Natural by Armstrong® Flooring)
Pecan hardwood flooring is not as common as oak or maple hardwood, but it has a similar warmth and appeal. For more eclectic décor, a dark brown pecan pulls together all the elements in a room. For more traditional decorating styles, a lighter-colored pecan hardwood is a good choice. With its wavy, irregular graining, pecan hardwood also looks great in homes with a rustic design scheme. You can be certain if you select pecan hardwood flooring, your room will be transformed into an inviting place for family and friends. (Sample shown is Natural Wild Pecan by Armstrong® Flooring)
Bamboo flooring is a big, new trend in flooring. It is often categorized with hardwood, but it’s actually a grass. They are very similar in how they are installed, how they are cared for, and where they can be installed. And, like grass, cutting Natural Bamboo does not kill the plant. An extensive root system remains intact, allowing for rapid regeneration. This quality makes Natural Bamboo an ideal plant for areas threatened with the potentially devastating ecological effects of soil erosion. In comparison to wood species, Natural Bamboo is very durable, 27% harder than oak and 13% harder than maple. Bamboo is composed of complex fibers that do not absorb moisture as easily as wood and is guaranteed to not cup under customary and normal use. Exotic and elegant, the beauty of Natural Bamboo will enhance your interior while remaining true to its natural origins. (Sample shown is Natural Bamboo)
Cork flooring comes in a wide variety of styles offering a range of design possibilities. There are as many as 40 different colors available and shapes ranging from squares and rectangles to hexagons. Along with sustainable benefits, cork flooring has other qualities that lure savvy homeowners. Cork can be squeezed, and it will condense under the pressure, but then it will bounce back to the original shape. This gives the flooring a cushioning effect under foot. The air cells within the cork also help to trap heat acting like an insulator for the floors. Cork flooring is also sound-resistant and has a degree of fire-resistance. Due to a naturally occurring wax called Suberin within cork, the product is insect-resistant and anti-allergen. Only the bark of the cork oak tree is harvested and the tree continues to flourish after the product is removed. The bark is replenished every nine years, which makes cork a renewable resource.