Walnut hardwood is a classic, elegant hardwood that can be found in many Huntsville area homes. Homeowners love hardwoods because they are stylish, durable, and add value to a home. At Floor Coverings International Huntsville, we carry a huge selection of different hardwood species and walnut is a great option. Read below to learn everything you need to know about this particular hardwood species.
Walnut hardwood has rich, chocolate hues with unique grain patterns. Homeowners love the color variation from plank to plank. Walnut takes stain very well, so the floors can be customized to a certain look. Like most hardwoods, walnut is available in different plank widths, textures, sheens, and other visual preferences. Walnut will add a sleek, modern look to any room.
The type of walnut chosen will determine the durability. American walnut is a softer variety, ranking at 1010 on the Janka hardness scale. Brazilian Walnut, on the other hand, is one of the strongest woods available, ranking at 3684. While both American and Brazilian walnut will last for decades if properly cared for, Brazilian will hold up better to everyday wear and tear.
It’s important to properly care for your new walnut floors to keep them looking beautiful. Sweep regularly and clean up any spills as soon as possible. If installing American walnut, we recommend using area rugs in high traffic areas of the home. Periodic mopping and waxing can help keep the floors in good shape. Our trained design associate can go over this and more during your design consultation.
At Floor Coverings International Huntsville, we make picking out new flooring easy with our free in-home design consultations. Our mobile showroom can be brought right to your door and is filled with thousands of different samples. We proudly serve the greater Huntsville, Madison County areas and look forward to working with you.