How Hard Is Your Solid Wood Flooring - the Janka Hardness Test Scale

The Janka hardness test is a measurement of the force necessary to embed a .444-inch steel ball to half its diameter in wood. It is the industry standard for measuring the durability of various species to tolerate denting and normal wear.

Cork Cork Hardness
Douglass Fir Douglass Fir Hardness
Mahogany Mahogany Hardness
Larch Larch Hardness
Pine Pine Hardness
North American Cherry North American Cherry Hardness
North American Walnut North American Walnut Hardness
Black Walnut Black Walnut Hardness
Teak Teak Hardness
Birch Birch Hardness
Beech Beech Hardness
Ash Ash Hardness
Red Oak Red Oak Hardness
White Oak White Oak Hardness
North American Maple North American Maple Hardness
Maple Maple Hardness
African Oak African Oak Hardness
Merbau Merbau Hardness
Purple Heart Purple Heart Hardness
Tiger Wood Tiger Wood Hardness
Santos Mahogany Santos Mahogany Hardness
Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba) Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba) Hardness
Brazilian Teak Brazilian Teak Hardness
Brazilian Walnut Brazilian Walnut Hardness
Remember strength is not everything as solid wood flooring made from certain species is better suited to wear and can even be subjectively improved with the aging process. For more information or if you have a query call us for free on 0208 684 2140 and speak with our friendly, helpful and expert staff.