3 Popular Hardwood Flooring Species

3 Popular Hardwood Flooring Species

When you’re in the market for hardwood floors it may be difficult to narrow down the vast array of options. Sometimes it helps to have a starting place and examine what other homeowners typically choose. Here are three of the most popular hardwood flooring species that may be the right choice for your Albuquerque home.


Oak is grown right here in the USA and it is a very popular flooring choice. The uniform grain pattern gives you a beautiful look for any room in the home.  You can choose to have red or white oak installed in your home. The great thing about oak is that is can be stained to virtually any shade you’d like. Want a red hue, or a bright blonde? How about a dark rich espresso tone? With oak you can have it all and you get the great durability of this species. Oak won’t be denting easily anytime soon with a janka hardness score of 1290.



Another popular option in the hardwood flooring world is walnut. Walnut is often installed in wider planks to show off the beautiful tone of the wood. It can also be hand-scraped to give your home a wonderful elegant, yet rustic feel. If you’re looking for a darker flooring option in your Albuquerque home be sure to take a look at some walnut samples. You’ll see why many homeowners choose to add walnut hardwoods to their homes!



Some people love when a hardwood floor has a variety of shades and a very distinctive grain pattern. If you’re in that camp, then hickory hardwoods could be just what you’re looking for. Unparalleled durability will be yours with hickory as the janka score is 1820. With hickory hardwoods your design will have some nice variety as the hardwood flooring might vary by 8-10 shades from plank to plank.

Ready for gorgeous hardwood flooring in your Albuquerque home? Give us a call today to set up your free design consultation!

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