Walnut is ideal for hardwood flooring, but can be used in multiple ways due to its trusted durability. Rustic walnut can be utilized for your countertops, cabinetry and furniture. Many wood species are rated based on their “side hardness,” which involves a force test that runs perpendicular to the grain. This rating is called the Janka hardness test. Walnut wood has a Janka rating of 1,010, making it softer than hickory, red oak and white oak, but harder than cherry wood.
Part of what makes Elmwood’s walnut flooring materials unique is the source! A majority of walnut trees grow throughout the American Midwest (specifically Indiana, Ohio and Illinois) and Canada. These magnificent trees reach maturity at around 150 years of age and can grow to be 150 feet tall and 8 feet in diameter! Now that’s the kind of trusted strength and durability you want in your hardwood floor investment.
Here at Elmwood, we work hard to ensure our customers are always satisfied with their walnut wide plank flooring. Our sales team is happy to answer any questions you have about underlayment, durability, pricing, lead times or our finish . Our design experts are also here to help you compare all your flooring options, from to and everything in between. Our team will always help you make the best decision for your project.