Walnut hardwood has a beautiful, classic look that rivals oak, the most popular species of hardwood. Like oak, walnut is a fairly traditional hardwood choice that blends well with all styles of homes. However, walnut tends to have a darker tone and a warm, nut-brown hue. If you’re considering walnut flooring for your West Vancouver home, here are some tips from our team at Floor Coverings International Northshore:
Walnut Flooring: Things to Consider
Walnut has a warm, dark brown color with a swirling grain pattern, making for a classic hardwood appearance. However, if you want your floors to look more sleek and contemporary, choose a style with a glossy finish. Walnut also takes well to stains, so its color can be adjusted to meet your preference.
Walnut hardwood is mid-range in its toughness and durability. On the Janka scale, walnut rates at 1010 – harder than domestic cherry wood, but softer than red and white oak. This means that walnut flooring will be susceptible to scratching and denting. However, walnut flooring does have the advantage of being resistant to both water and insect damage.
Overall, walnut hardwood flooring is relatively low-maintenance. Dark woods like walnut tend to show dust and dirt, so regularly sweeping or vacuuming your floors will keep them looking their best. Though walnut hardwood may be prone to minor damage over time, you can help protect your walnut floors by using area rugs and furniture pads.
Walnut hardwood floors are a great choice for West Vancouver homeowners. If you’d like to see product samples, get a free estimate, or ask further questions, call Floor Coverings International Northshore to schedule a consultation with one of our experts. We serve homeowners in the North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, Whistler area.
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