Dark Hardwood Flooring

There’s something so cozy and inviting about dark hardwood flooring. This flooring can give your home a regal and sophisticated look. Many species can be stained to achieve this look. Today on the blog we outline some of the common species Albuquerque homeowners use to achieve dark hardwood flooring.


Oak is incredibly durable and is one of the most common species of hardwood flooring that is installed in America. Oak also takes stain well and can be added to your home in an engineered variety or finished and stained on site. Oak is known for providing a great uniform grain pattern that creates a perfect, simple backdrop for the rest of the room’s design.


Hickory hardwoods have been growing in popularity. When you’re looking for a hardwood that can stand up to foot traffic, hickory should definitely be in the running with a Janka score of 1820. Hickory will provide a beautiful varied grain pattern that will show through to a certain degree even when the flooring is stained darker. This will give your floor a beautiful, complex texture.


Many homeowners choose walnut flooring in their Albuquerque home. Walnut has a wonderful golden, warm natural hue. When walnut is stained it can maintain that rich beauty for your home. Lately a trend of wider plank walnut has been catching on–this shows off the somewhat rustic appeal of the species.

Many hardwood species can give you the dark hardwood you’re looking for.  You can also consider installing birch hardwoods or maple hardwoods. If you’re looking for a more warm, reddish hue, consider adding in cherry hardwoods!

The best way to truly make any flooring decision is with a free design consultation. Give the Poulin Design Center a call today and we will send our mobile showroom to you! We are committed to providing an excellent experience from start to finish.

Photo: DmitryPrudnichenko

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