March 16, 2020 2 min read

If you’ve settled on hardwood flooring for your latest renovation project, congratulations! You’ve made a smart choice. As vendors of prefinished hardwood flooring, our team at E Hardwoods and Flooring can attest to our product’s durability, longevity, and general aesthetic appeal. If you’re looking for a high-end flooring for your home, you’ve found just the one.


That said, even if you’ve settled on solid hardwood flooring as your flooring type, there are still more important decisions to make—namely, which wood type is right for you. The species of wood that you buy has a huge impact on how your flooring behaves under various stressors, such as humidity and scratching. Hardwood flooring comes in countless varieties, from oak to hickory. How will you tell which wood type is right for your home?


We’re here to help. Read on to learn a little bit about the types of hardwood flooring directly from an online vendor.

Different Woods Have Different Properties

Talk to any woodworker, and they’ll attest to the individuality of each species of wood, and we here in the flooring industry hold a similar line of thinking. Though whatever type of solid hardwood flooring you buy from us is guaranteed to be a top-quality product, each species of wood demonstrates certain inherent properties that make it a better fit for some households over others.


A few common types of solid hardwood flooring to be aware of are as follows:


  • Oak | Relatively inexpensive when compared to certain other hardwood flooring types, oak is a fairly popular choice when it comes to solid hardwood flooring. Its popularity and classic style make it a great fit for both homeowners who are staying in their homes and for those who are considering moving out soon and want to increase resale value.
  • Maple | Maple flooring comes in standout golden and buttery tones that can instantly brighten up a room. With the proper sealing job, it could be a decent fit for more lively households.
  • Hickory | Bold and beautiful, frequently boasting striking patterns, hickory ranks harder than either oak or maple and is a phenomenal choice for high-traffic areas. It’s a great flooring type for homeowners looking to make a strong impression.


Still Undecided? E Hardwoods and Flooring can Help

We don’t just sell solid hardwood flooring, but countless other types, such as vinyl flooring and engineered hardwood flooring. To learn more about your flooring options, check out our online stock here, or contact us with questions.