American walnut, also known as black walnut, produces beautiful, dark-hued hardwood floors. For Avon homeowners looking beyond oak and maple flooring, walnut is a unique option that adds a sleek, contemporary look to any space. Think walnut floors might be for you? Here are a few tips from the Floor Coverings International Cleveland West experts to help you decide:
Walnut flooring typically has a rich, nut-brown color and varied grain that make it stand out from other types of hardwood. When given a glossy finish, walnut floors have a sleek, modern look that is perfect for a variety of spaces, including living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and offices.
As one of the softer hardwood species, walnut makes for a more comfortable wood floor. Unlike rigid tile and stone, walnut floors will be a little easier on the feet and joints when standing on it for long periods of time.
American walnut (not to be confused with Brazilian walnut) is on the softer side. On the Janka hardness scale, American walnut rates at only 1010 – lower than many other common hardwood species. So it’s important to know that walnut floors will be more susceptible to denting and scratching, thus are not ideal for areas with heavy foot traffic. If this is a concern, area rugs can be placed strategically throughout your Avon, Ohio, home to protect your floors from damage. Additionally, like all solid wood, walnut floors can be restored to their original beauty with refinishing.
To compare walnut and other hardwood flooring types, give us a call! Floor Coverings International Cleveland West is proud to offer a wide selection of hardwood species and styles, and we will work with you to determine the best type of hardwood flooring for your needs and preferences. We’ll even bring the flooring showroom to you so that you can compare product samples and get an estimate from the comfort of your own Avon home. We look forward to meeting you!
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