There are many different types of hardwood that can be used for flooring your home, with many of them possessing different properties that are found attractive by various different types of homeowners. This is a short list of some of the most common types of hardwood materials used for flooring across the world, and some of the reasons as to exactly why they are so common.
Mahogany The first type of hardwood that’s popularity compels me to mention is one that is currently seeing a growing number of people convert to its use. Mahogany attracts people not only due to its classic and ageless look, but its respectable durability and reliable water-resistant properties can also help people make the decision to use it. It’s a strong and common choice, and you can definitely see why.
Ash Another type of hardwood material that is seeing a rise in its use is ash wood. Ash has an inviting light color tone, and it is known for its strength and toughness. It’s tendency of being hard as nails is not the only reason people have been known to go for it, with its price being quite a bit cheaper than other comparable hardwoods on the market today. Ash may not be the lightest hardwood about, but it looks beautiful in lighter tones and can contrast dark color schemes well too.
Cherry The third type of hardwood that is frequently used enough to mention is one that is particularly easy to maintain, but just as easy to damage with a scratch or chip away at. Cherry is a beautiful material to use for your hardwood flooring, and it is unique compared to many other hardwoods in that it likes to darken as it ages. In the industrial world, cherry is a favorite, but it can be annoyingly hard to deal with pre-sanding. Its beautiful finish is one of a kind, however, and I can understand why so many people, in the industrial world and out, are keen to have their own floors using it as hardwood, even if it is pretty common.
Lyptus Lastly, but definitely not least we have the material with an ever-growing presence, lyptus. Lyptus is pretty easy to finish, with the end results having the potential to look great in almost any room. It is also very durable, being surprisingly harder than oak; which is part of the reason that you can find it almost anywhere across the globe. Lyptus is often times mistaken for mahogany, which is a pretty rookie mistake to most hardwood specialists, but a frequently made one nonetheless. It does look quite a bit like mahogany though, which makes mistaking them for each other all the more understandable; but it is essentially a whole other material and if mahogany isn’t your thing, I would suggest that lyptus just might be, backed by its growing frequency in the world of hardwood flooring.
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