Some people choose hardwood based upon the density and hardness of a species. Pets, children, and foot traffic impact the wear performance of hardwood. Resilient oak is used by the hardwood industry as the benchmark of strength.
Oak is often the domestic species choice of hardwood when wear-performance is a factor. Exotic wood species, typically, score higher on the industry's hardness scale than domestic species. Exotic hardwood is equally beautiful in modern, elegant, or casual settings.
In addition to texture and color, board width affects the look of a hardwood floor. Wide width planks with distinctive grain patterns are trends in both domestic and exotic species of hardwood. Wide widths are stylish and considered high-end décor.
The popularity of wide widths is increasing. There has been an expansion in the use of wide width hardwood. For years, wide widths were used primarily in rustic settings. They now add a natural element to a contemporary space.
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