There are more than 50 species of wood available for use in hardwood flooring. These range from North American woods like Maple and Cherry to exotic hardwoods from around the globe like Brazilian Teak and Bubinga from Africa's Congo region. Which species you choose affects not only the look of your floor, but also how well it will wear and how long it will last
Advantages of Using a Dense Hardwood
There are several good reasons to use a dense hardwood for your flooring, especially if you have a high-traffic area or commercial space. Dense hardwoods are more resistant to denting from things like high-heeled shoes or having items dropped on the floor. Dense floors also tend to be more stable and resist moisture more than those made with softer woods.
Some of the Most Dense Hard Wood Species for Flooring
If you've decided that a dense hardwood is what you're looking for, consider the following wood species: