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Like all organic materials, WOOD has its own character and quirks responding to the environment, and will change over time. Wood should be treated with understanding and a certain amount of care. For wood flooring professionals, knowing about wood properties, as well as individual species, is critical to proper installation. For consumers, it's important to have realistic expectations about how wood will perform. Knowing the products species, character & wood properties will help the installer and consumer alike.

The information and graphics concerning wood floor species and their properties are those generally accepted descriptions. Wood is a natural material subject to many variations in color, dimensional stability, grain, and hardness. No description is able to encompass all possible variations. FinishingWoodFloors.com nor Wood Floors International, Inc. accepts no liability or risk for the application or use of the information and graphic representation contained herein. (Samples may take a few moments to load- these samples are linked to our parent site, use the BACK button to return here)

The following Domestic and Imported Wood Flooring Species are the most common used in the flooring industry. We suggest to fully understand the various wood species See the following Related pages:
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DOMESTIC Wood Species:
See details about Appearance Samples, Availability, Properties and Workability

Ash - Beech - Birch - Cherry - Douglas Fir - Heart Pine - Hickory Pecan Maple (Hard) - Mesquite - Red Oak - Walnut - White Oak - Yellow Pine

IMPORTED Wood Flooring Species Chart ~ 90+ samples

Brazilian Cherry - Cypress (Australian) - Jarrah - Mahogany (Santos) - Merbau - Padauk (African) - Purpleheart - Rubberwood - Teak (Thia/Burmese) - Wenge

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Installing Wood Floors: Step by step procedures, layout, design, specialty installation, handling, storage of material & proper nail sequence

Hand Releif Carved Borders

Custom Wood Floors:
Accents, Borders, Crest, Inlays of metal and exotic species, Medallions & Specialty-Bamboo, Cork, Mixed Media

Custom Hand Painted Faux

Painted Wood Floors: Custom 1-of-a-kind, faux finishes painted onto wood floors, faux marble, brass inlays, exotic wood floor species, and painted oriental carpets

Go2 Refinishing Procedures

Finishing Wood Floors: Step by step how to refinish old & new wood floors, types of finishes, application techniques, do's & don'ts

Exotic Wood Floors: Imported exotic wood floors with more than 90 species, hardness, color samples

Wide Plank Wood Flooring

Plank Wood Floors: An old American tradition, wide plank wood floors of many species from 3" - 10" planks

Pre-finished Standard and Better Oak...

Prefinished Wood Floors gives you an insight of this factory finished product vs unfinished hardwood flooring, room setting photo gallery

Carbonized Bamboo wood flooring

Bamboo Floors- This "grass" floor has become very popular in the past few years, weather natural, in over 60+ colors, or carbonized, vertical or horizontal

Engineered Wood Floor profile

Engineered Wood Floors -The newest wood floor product that cab ne laid on any proper subfloor including concrete