Attention to detail is a major requirement in all types of home construction and renovation projects. Since a large amount of money is involved, you need to be very specific about the materials and procedure. In the case of floor renovations and restorations, one of the important decisions you make is choosing the hardwood type. The following are the top general species of wood you should consider for your house.
Under this are sub-types like Mountain ash, American ash, Silvertop ash and Victorian Ash. They have mostly light shades with a nearly yellowish tint. They grow all across the United States. Most types under this category is good for flooring since they are very sturdy. They are also good for timber framing, furniture and other internal applications.
You will find New England, Western Australian and regular Blackbutt as its subcategory. These are used mainly for general construction, but are also good choices for light, fine textured flooring. They are more yellowish than ash, almost nearer to a red tint especially the ones from New England. Red Cedar
This specie is a large tree that is commonly found in the rain forests of eastern Australia and parts of the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. They are mostly used for wooden decorative applications like veneers and paneling. They have been a popular choice among homeowners who opt to buy wood in bulk for their home construction.
One of the biggest group of hardwood species is gum, where you can find over ten sub-types like Manna, Mountain Grey, Grey, Forest Red and many others. The sub-classes represent the shade of the wood, meaning this species comes in many varieties. It is moderately durable and is used for a wide range of applications such as flooring, joinery, paneling, sleepers, and general construction. It has also been a popular option for furniture makers due to its flexibility and diverse colors.