Walnut

Appearance:
Color: Heartwood ranges from a deep, rich dark brown to a purplish black. Sapwood is nearly white to tan. Difference between heartwood and sapwood color is great; some flooring manufacturers steam lumber to bleed the darker hardwood color into the sapwood resulting in a more uniform color. .
Grain: Mostly straight and open, but some boards have burled or curly grain. Arrangement of pores is similar to hickories and persimmon, but pores are similar in size.

Properties:
Hardness/Janka: 1010 (22% softer than Northern red oak)
Dimensional Stability: Average (7.8; 9% more stable than Northern red oak).
Origin: North America

Thank you for your interest in Walnut wood flooring. If you have any questions or would like a free in home consultation, please contact Woody’s Hardwood Flooring today.

Red Oak


Appearance:
Color: Heartwood and sapwood are similar, with sapwood lighter in color. Most pieces have reddish tone. Slightly redder than white oak.
Grain: Open, slightly coarser more porous) than white oak. Plainsawn boards have a plumed or flared grain appearance; riftsawn has a tighter grain pattern, low figuring; quartersawn has a flake pattern, sometimes called tiger rays or butterflies.

Properties:
Hardness/Janka: Northern: 1290 (benchmark) Southern: Below average (1060; 18% softer than Northern red oak)
Dimensional Stability: Northern: Average (8.6). Southern: Below average (11.3; 31 % less stable than Northern red oak)
Origin: North America

Thank you for your interest in Red Oak wood flooring. If you have any questions or would like a free in home consultation please contact Woody’s Hardwood Flooring today.