Uniform texture with a straight-grained modern appeal makes this species a popular choice for contemporary style homes. Colour: The sapwood generally has a clean white colour, while the heartwood is light to dark brown. Physical Properties: Hard, strong and resistant to shock. Janka Hardness Rating: 1300
Elegant, prestigious and stately. The presence of cherry in a home or office setting imparts feelings of elegance and exclusivity. Colour: Highly praised heartwood varies from rich/deep red to reddish brown. Sapwood is white to light yellowish cream. Physical Properties: Great dimensional stability, medium shock-resistance. Janka Hardness Rating: 950
A versatile species with a subtle grain pattern that suits almost every decor. Colour: Famous for its ivory white sapwood and contrasting shades of brown heartwood. Physical Properties: Heavy, strong and stiff. Resists shock and marring. Janka Hardness Rating: 1450
Hickory has both coarse-textured and fine grain patterns combined. Colour: A diverse combination of bright white sapwood (with hints of fine brown lines) and pale to rich reddish brown heartwood. Physical Properties: Extremely tough and resilient, the hardest North American wood.
A popular choice for high traffic applications.
Janka Hardness Rating: 1820
If you're looking for a unique and rare wood species without the repercussions and risk associated with overseas exotic species, then consider this rare local specie. The eye-catching straight and interlocking grain of Red Elm often resembles bird feathers and offers a unique exotic appeal. Colour: Greyish white to light brown sapwood with redish brown to dark brown heartwood. Physical Properties: Moderately heavy, hard, high in shock resistance . Janka Hardness Rating: 1100
A fashionable flooring option with a subtle grain pattern similar to Hard Maple. Colour: Sapwood ranges from pale to almost white. Heartwood is grey to pale reddish brown with characteristic dark streaks. Physical Properties: Red Maple offers great dimensional stability and is an excellent choice for custom staining. Not as impact-resistant as Hard Maple. Janka Hardness Rating: 950
A traditional wood flooring species with a porous textured open grain appearance. Colour: Light pink to dark reddish brown. Physical Properties: A hard and dense wood with very good dimensional stability. Janka Hardness Rating: 1290
Generally straight grained, but sometimes has a wavy or curly grain that produces an attractive appearance. Colour: Highly praised heartwood is light brown to dark chocolate brown. Sapwood of walnut is creamy white to tan. Physical Properties: Walnut has good dimensional stability and medium to low shock-resistance. Janka Hardness Rating: 1010
A favourite for individuals who prefer a pronounced open-grain pattern similar to oak. White Ash can be stained to resemble oak if desired. Colour: Sapwood is light creamy white; heartwood is light to dark brown. Physical Properties: Strong, heavy, hard and high in shock-resistance. Janka Hardness Rating: 1320
A very popular choice for wood flooring with a medium to coarse texture and an open grain appearance. Colour: Sapwood is light-coloured and the heartwood is light to dark brown. Physical Properties: A hard and heavy wood with great wear-resistance. Janka Hardness Rating: 1360