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The Types of Hardwood Floors - WALNUT

November 27, 2012

Walnut is considered a rich, luxury hardwood because of its dark hues and unique grain pattern. If you are looking for a hardwood floor to deliver impact, this might be the perfect fit. However, some of its limitations may not work for your family and lifestyle. Consider the following benefits and limitations or give us a call to discuss what flooring option would be best for you.

  • Luxurious feel
  • Rich, dark tone
  • Impactful
  • Not as common as a flooring choice, unique
  • Resists shrinkage and warping
  • Grows domestically in North America
  • Usually has a straight grain pattern (will appear less busy which may be a plus to some)
  • Knots are close in color to the surrounding wood, so they are less noticeable
  • Looks great with or without being stained


  • Usually more expensive than oak
  • Softer wood, more prone to denting than oak and therefore not recommended for high traffic areas
  • Furniture legs need protection to prevent scratching
  • Not suitable for a family with young children or big pets as their wear and tear will show more on walnut flooring than on harder wood floors
  • Always dark with or without being stained (not available in a light hue)

The decision to install hardwood floors is a big one considering it will last a lifetime if cared for properly. That’s why it is important to know the facts about different hardwood options. Call or email us if you have any questions. Marty has years of experience and can give you guidance from a professional. Call us at 972-964-1480 or email us at martysaling@ptihardwoods.com.

Thanks for reading our series on "Types of Hardwood Floors"! Check back soon for our next blog! 

Posted November 27, 2012