Walnut Flooring - Information & Gallery – Gaylord Flooring

Walnut Flooring - Information & Gallery

Solid Walnut Flooring

Walnut lumber is one of the most unique hardwood flooring options. The colour ranges from light sapwood to brown heartwood. Although Walnut is a softer domestic species of hardwood flooring, its natural colours tend to hide dents. It is rare to put a stain on Walnut flooring as the natural tones are so unordinary.

Walnut Flooring Pros and Cons

Walnut stands at 1010 on the Janka hardness scale, making it one of the softest North American flooring species. However, the beautiful rich brown tones make it very attractive. The colour of a Walnut floor is almost impossible to replicate on any other species of wood. Similar to Exotic flooring options, Walnut has a wide variety of natural colour tones giving it an impressive appeal.

Walnut Flooring Durability

Although Walnut is quite soft, having a Janka hardness factor of 1010, its natural colour tones allow it to hide some scratches and dents. It would be highly recommended to go with a lower sheen finish on your Walnut hardwood floor.

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.

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