The hardness of the hardwood used to manufacture your floor is important to a certain extent, although for standard residential use, this factor is not necessarily crucial in making your choice. This is especially true since the quality of the high-end 7-layer finish of our flooring protects the wood from scuffs, scrapes and scratches.
The Janka scale is a standardized measure of wood hardness. Each wood species has its own hardness. Thus, wood of the same species will have the same hardness, regardless of the manufacturer of the wood floor. At Wickham Flooring, we offer 8 different species of hardwood, the hardest being hickory. You can find the hardness ratings (in pounds) for each available wood species.