Hardwood Flooring Species Information – Gaylord Flooring

Hardwood Flooring Species Information

Ash Hardwood Flooring 

Ash has a very similar look to Oak, but is slightly harder on the Janka scale. It has a very open grain, which takes stain nicely. Additionally, it will be one of the lower costing options on the market. 

Ash Hardwood Flooring in a modern home

Birdseye Maple Hardwood Flooring 

Birdseye Maple is the rarest flooring option in the industry. The Birdseye effect occurs in less than 1/4 of 1% of all Maple trees. 

Birdseye Maple wood Flooring in a home

 Cherry Hardwood Flooring 

Cherry is one of the softer flooring options. However, it's beautiful natural tones make it very desirable. Cherry wood is typically a light to dark reddish tone, which is commonly left to its natural colour. 

Cherry wood flooring with dark colors

Exotic Hardwood Flooring 

At Gaylord Hardwood Flooring, we sell four exotic options: Sucupira, Cumaru, Jatoba, and Tigerwood. Over the years of manufacturing and selling, we have found these four options to withstand the test of the North American climate. 

Tigerwood Hardwood Flooring with Leather Couches

European Beech Hardwood Flooring 

European Beech is a very unique type of wood. The majority of the flooring is quarter-sawn and steamed, which makes it incredibly stable. The grain pattern is similar to that of Maple, giving it a fairly modern look. 

European Beech Wood Flooring in a home

Hickory Hardwood Flooring 

Hickory is one of the most durable options, as it has a high Janka rating. It's also a popular hardwood flooring option since it has more character than Maple, but not as much grain as Oak, giving it a very attractive look. 

Hickory Hardwood Flooring with a rustic finish

Maple Hardwood Flooring 

Maple is one of the most common hardwood flooring options. With it's minimal grain, Maple is becoming extremely popular in modern homes. If you'd like to see the variety of looks Maple can take on, I would recommend viewing our Maple Gallery

Maple Hardwood Flooring with a Grey Rustic Stain

Red Oak Hardwood Flooring 

Red Oak is one of the most traditional hardwood flooring options. Red Oak the flooring option that many use as a point of reference, due to its popularity. 

Red Oak Hardwood Flooring in a tradition kitchen

Wide Plank White Oak Hardwood Flooring 

Our Livesawn White Oak hardwood flooring is extremely unique, as we do it up to 11.5" wide and 10' long. The rustic look of the White Oak makes it an extremely popular option for the "rustic modern" designer. I'd recommend viewing our picture gallery of the Wide Plank White Oak

Wide Plank White Oak Flooring with a Saw Mark

Walnut Hardwood Flooring 

Walnut is a unique flooring option that is typically left unstained. Since Walnut has such a unique colour, it is very sought after. View our Walnut gallery here.  

Natural Walnut wide plank flooring

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