HARDWOOD FLOORING

wood rating

RATING THE HARDNESS OF WOOD.

Wood is measured against the Janka Hardness Test, which measures the force needed to embed a .444” steel ball in half of its diameter into a piece of wood. The higher the number, the harder the wood. Although this is one of the best methods to measure the ability of wood species to withstand indentations, it should be used as a general guide. The construction and finish also play an important role in the durability of a species of hardwood.

Douglas Fir
660
Southern Yellow Pine (shortleaf)
690
Southern Yellow Pine (longleaf)
870
Black Cherry
950
Teak
1000
Black Walnut
1010
Heart Pine
1225
Yellow Birch
1260
Red Oak(Northern)
1290
American Beech
1300
Ash
1320
White Oak
1360
Australian Cypress
1375
Hard maple
1450
Wenge
1620
African Pedauk
1725
Hickory
1820
Pecan
1820
Purpleheart
1860
Jarrah
1910
Merbau
1925
Santos Mahogany
2200
Mesquite
2345
Brazilian Cherry
2350

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