With its beauty and durability, it is no wonder that hardwood is one of the most popular flooring choices for St. Paul homeowners. At Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake we love the unique aspects of each hardwood species. We want you to choose the best flooring for your home. To help you pick out what species is right for your home we have broken down the most popular hardwood species.

American Cherrycherry hardwood flooring white bear lake

Janka Ranking: 950

The deep reddish-brown tone of cherry hardwood completely sets it apart from other species. Worried about the low Janka ranking of American cherry? Consider installing Brazilian cherry. With a ranking of 2,350 on the Janka Hardness Scale, Brazilian cherry is an incredibly durable option.

hickory hardwood flooring white bear lakeHickory

Janka Ranking: 1820

If you’re looking for a unique style of hardwood flooring, then consider installing hickory hardwood in your St. Paul home. Each plank is light beige in texture, with dark streaks running through it. Its bold look means that it works well as a statement flooring in an otherwise minimalist home.

Maplemaple hardwood flooring white bear lake

Janka Ranking: 1450

With a light cream color and a minimal grain, maple hardwood is a great option for homeowners looking for a mid-century modern aesthetic. As an added bonus, maple is one of the more affordable species of hardwood. If you’re on a tight budget, but still want hardwood floors, then maple could be right for you.

oak hardwood flooring white bear lakeOak

Janka Ranking: 1360

As one of the most popular species of domestic hardwood, oak flooring is a great option for your St. Paul home. Naturally neutral in tone, oak hardwood is a durable and versatile floor. If you’re looking for a classic look, opt for a strong-grained red oak hardwood. For a more modern aesthetic, opt for a light-grained white oak hardwood.

Walnutwalnut hardwood flooring white bear lake

Janka Ranking: 1010

With a dark tone and smooth grain, walnut hardwood is a great rustic flooring option. While it ranks lower on the Janka Hardness Scale, walnut can remain scratch-free and beautiful for decades if it is properly maintained.

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