Walnut Hardwood Flooring Details
Walnut is an upscale wood used in hardwood flooring. It is very beautiful and the colour ranges from the snow white sapwood to the deep brown heartwood. Walnut is a softer domestic species and prone to denting and scratches, but this is counteracted by the fact that it is a purely natural wood, so deep gouges do not show like they would with a dark coloured stain on a light wood.
This is one of the most prized of North American hardwoods. Although American black walnut is somewhat softer than northern red oak, the wood is heavy, hard, and stiff and has excellent dimensional stability. It is moderately dense, but very strong, with good shock resistance. Walnut is one of the most durable of the domestic commercial woods, even under conditions favorable to decay.
Janka Hardness: 1010
Black walnut is nearly seventy-eight percent as hard as red oak, is roughly thirty softer than sugar maple, about twenty-one percent harder than African mahogany, and about forty-two percent harder than Douglas fir.