One of the best ways to update and change the look of your home is to install new flooring. Once you have decided to replace your old flooring, your biggest dilemma will be choosing which flooring is best for your home. If you are considering hardwoods, look for woods that offer durability and variety, as well as a beautiful appearance. Here are four reasons why walnut wood flooring would be an ideal choice for your home.
Variety. There are a number of walnut species used to make wooden flooring. Each type has different textures, colors and patterns of knots, lines and grains that make walnut flooring a unique and attractive option. Speak with flooring experts who will help you choose the best grades, colors and finishes for your home. The three most popular species of walnut hardwood are:
- Brazilian walnut. Brazilian walnut typically has a very straight grain pattern and is known for deep, dark colours with a bit more contrast between lighter and darker tones within the wood. It is thought to be the hardest walnut wood. Brazilian walnut is grown in wet, humid areas which has made it highly resistant to dampness, moisture, mould and insects. Because of the wood’s ability to handle a warm, wet environment, Brazilian walnut is a good choice for homeowners who want to use wood flooring in the bathroom or the kitchen.
- American walnut. The American walnut species of hardwood flooring is dense and tough and contains various imperfections and scratches in the grain which adds to the natural beauty of the wood. The proper finish on this type of wood flooring will reduce the appearance of the flaws and give it a beautiful shine. American walnut is moderately hard, and has a larger variety of colours that range from deep, rich browns and dark, purplish blacks to lighter tans and creamy whites.
- Black walnut. This is a long-lasting, dense hardwood that goes well in all rooms of the home. Black walnut is a tree native to North America. The wood flooring comes in a variety of colours that range from dark, rich browns to lighter tans. Black walnut resists water damage, insects and mould so you can put black walnut in bathrooms, kitches and cellars as well as any other room in your home.
Durability. Walnut flooring is extremely durable and is highly resistant to chipping and cracking. It can be sanded and refinished over and over again to bring back the original beauty of the wood. Any scratches or dents can be easily removed, although some people choose to leave the marks in the wood as a sign of character.
Low-Maintenance. Walnut flooring requires little maintenance to keep it looking good. As the flooring ages, the wear and tear makes it look more interesting and attractive.
Beauty. Walnut wood floors can add elegance and beauty to any room in your home. They are a good choice for bedrooms or living spaces, hallways and dining rooms. The flooring works well with any decor and will look great for many years to come.
Visit the gallery at Just Wood to view all of the lovely walnut flooring options available for your home.