In one of our previous blogs, we focused on the various advantages of using pine as a flooring material. If you’re looking for something hardier, yet still beautiful in its own right, walnut is one of the most popular choices available. When built and maintained properly, walnut flooring can last a lifetime! Why should you go with walnut for your new wood flooring project? Here are a few reasons.
Warm, Dark Tones
Walnut flooring has a naturally dark and deep tone to it, making it an ideal choice for those looking for a rustic feel to the room. This natural tone can be further refined and enhanced with the right staining and finishing. The feeling of warmth that results from walnut flooring lends itself especially to gathering rooms such as living rooms!
Take care of a wood floor made of walnut and it will last for a long time. On the Janka Hardness Scale, which measures the durability of various species of hardwood, walnut rates at 1010. This isn’t the highest number by any means, but it does rank higher than other popular wood species and will stay durable through the years.
Unlike other hardwood species, walnut is very resistant to moisture so it can be cleaned with a mop. It is also resistant to mold and water damage. The wood is high-density, making it difficult to scratch up and eliminating the need for heavy waxes and polishing to keep it looking new.
Walnut flooring is great for the environment. As with other wood species, walnut is an easily renewable resource that produces a smaller carbon footprint during manufacture compared to synthetic floorings like carpets and laminate. It is hypoallergenic, minimizing the amount of dirt and dust in your home, and easy to keep clean, making walnut flooring a perfect choice for those with seasonal allergies!
Trust Jason Brown Wood Floors for All Your Hardwood Flooring Needs!
At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 3 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.