Monday, March 19, 2012

FAQ: What is the Most Durable Hardwood Flooring Available? [INFOGRAPHIC]

While the durability of a hardwood flooring variety depends on many things, the best indicator is the species' Janka hardness rating. Janka hardness is the measure of the wood's resistance to indentation, or, the load required to embed a 11.28-mm (0.444-in.) ball to one-half its diameter. The higher the Janka hardness rating, the more durable the wood will be. Below is an infographic featuring the top ten hardest wood flooring materials available. Enjoy!

Values presented are the average of radial and tangential penetrations.

janka hardness rating

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