Consider 7 of the most popular hardwoods for your home!
Hardwood floors are made from wood that is readily available and is, of course, all very strong wood. Some of the most popular are Red Oak, White Oak, Maple, Cherry, American Black Walnut, Brazilian Walnut, and Ash.
About the Janka scale for measuring hardness in wood
The hardness of the wood and its resistance to dents and impacts is rated on what is called the Janka scale. It measures the force needed to press a steel ball, 0.444 inches in diameter, halfway into a piece of wood. Because Red Oak is the most common hardwood, it is used as the default standard for measuring all the other hardwoods. It has a Janka rating of 1290.