Wood Species

Wood is one of the most versatile, beautiful, and accommodating flooring materials that is available to the consumer. Wood is immune to the swings of fashion. It never goes out of style.

A wood floor is equally at home in a formal dining room and a casual family room. Go to the National Wood Flooring Association “Design A Room” where you can insert multiple flooring choices into different rooms and see the results.

There are over 100 species of wood that are suitable for wood flooring. Each species differs in color, grain, hardness, durability, availability and price. It may be quite confusing when trying to decide which species works best in your situation.

The chart below may help you in your decision. The species shown have been ranked as compared to Northern Red Oak, the most common choice for residential wood flooring. Click on the image to view the full details of the wood type.

MESQUITE

Mesquite

White Ash

White Ash

Black Cherry

Black Cherry

Wenge

Wenge

PADAUK

PADAUK

MAPLE

MAPLE

MERBAU

MERBAU

WALNUT

WALNUT

CYPRESS

CYPRESS

WHITE OAK

WHITE OAK

TEAK

TEAK

BRAZILIAN CHERRY

BRAZILIAN CHERRY

BIRCH

BIRCH

PECAN HICKORY

PECAN HICKORY

DOUGLAS FIR

DOUGLAS FIR

RED OAK

RED OAK

PINE

PINE

PURPLE HEART

PURPLE HEART

MAHOGANY

MAHOGANY

HEART PINE

HEART PINE

JARRAH

JARRAH

BEECH

BEECH

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David G. ColeDavid G. Cole
16:04 09 Jul 22
Accent Flooring did an outstanding job installing new hardwood flooring throughout our second level, including stairwell. We did not need to use that space during installation, so there was no disruption for us. We had a minor dent in one or two pieces, and Accent Flooring took action immediately to repair it. The company gave us a very reasonable quote, and they completed the job on time. We highly recommend Accent Flooring.
Gina ReymanGina Reyman
15:30 09 Jul 22
We have been dreaming of beautiful hardwood floors and Accent delivered. From the first contact they helped us with the process - recommended flooring - fit the installation around our family’s schedule.- completed in a very timely manner. My teenager will now proudly have friends to the house because our floors are so nice. Price was right for us too. Highly recommend Accent for hardwood installation.
Andi MorganAndi Morgan
15:30 27 May 22
Accent Hardwood removed damaged hardwoods from my home and replaced them with new flooring. The installation was efficient and well done and the employees are beyond professional. They kept the home incredibly clean throughout the process, cleaning as they went and before they left again each day. They were polite, professional, on time, and considerate, even going above and beyond to get a squeak out of my subfloor that they noticed on their own. I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting great service done by skilled professionals.
Ted HeinTed Hein
09:39 22 Dec 21
Outstanding in all respects. We had a large project - full refinishing of the first floor of our house. This included much repair and replacement due to stains. 8 days in total. The Accent crew knows what they are doing and are the best in the triangle. They have separate crews for repair and for sealing and all are full time employees (not contractors) - both of which aren't always true for their competition.They have the reputation as being the best - our neighbors have also used them and were very pleased. We had the job quoted by 3 other firms and I was surprised that their cost was competitive with the others.
Patricia LenzenPatricia Lenzen
19:30 28 Oct 21
We replaced our 90's white oak with beautiful Reclaimed flooring! Everything turned out so great! Matt was great to work with throughout the entire process. Will recommend this company to anyone 👍
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