Not all woods are created equal, especially when it comes to creating a wooden floor. There’s a certain type of wood that is the best when it comes to making a floor, whether it is random width flooring or a simple pattern for any section of the house.
First, you need to know the type of wood you are used. There are two types of wood, both hard and softwood. Hardwood is expensive and yet also durable because it comes from trees that have lived a long time and have lost their leaves. Softwood comes from evergreen trees and while they are cheaper, they are also slightly more prone to damage.
So, getting hardwoods, such as walnut, oak, and ash wood might be more expensive than getting softwoods like pine and spruce, but it depends on how long the floor will be in your home. If you only want to be in your home forever, then hardwood might be better.
In addition, take a look at the quality of the wood. Wood comes in four grades: Prime, natural, select, and rustic. Each grade impacts the color, sap content, and overall rustic look of the wood. If you want a more scuffed and marked look, then going for a lower grade will work for you. If you want a smooth and unblemished surface, then prime is where you want to go.
The type of wood for any hardwood floor is all dependent on how long you will be staying in the location. Once that is known, then you can pick and design the length and style of the wood, or even mix and match pieces together to create your own custom look. All you need to find the right wood is a little research, and then the answer becomes clear.