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Wood Species & Janka Ratings

Listed here is the relative hardness for numerous wood species used in flooring. The higher the number the harder the wood. These ratings were determined using the Janka Hardness Test. This should only be used as a general guide when comparing various species of wood flooring. Depending on where the wood is harvested the results may vary + or -. Plank construction and finish are also important factors when determining the durability and ease of maintenance of any wood floor.

Alder 590
Douglas Fir 660
Southern Yellow Pine 690
American Cherry 950
Black | American Walnut 1010
Teak 1155
Eucalyptus 1125
Heart Pine 1260
Yellow Birch 1260
Red Oak 1290
Beech 1300
Ash 1360
White Oak 1360
Australian Cypress 1375
Hard Maple 1450
Brazilian Oak | Tauari 1460
Brazilian Maple | Pau Marfim 1500
Sapele 1500
Wenge 1630
Red River Gum 1686
Kempas 1710
Angelin 1750
Acacia 1750
Lyptus 1796
Bamboo 1800
Hickory | Pecan 1820
Andiroba 1848
Amendoim 1912
Merbau 1925
Tigerwood 2160
Santos Mahogany | Cabreuva 2320
Brazilian Cherry | Jatoba 2820
Brazilian Rosewood | Tamarindo 3000
Ebony 3220
Tiete Rosewood 3280
Tiete Chestnut 3540
Brazilian Teak | Cumaru 3540
Brazilian Walnut | IPE 3680

 

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