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Hardwood and Bamboo Janka Hardness

Janka Hardness Chart

While the Janka hardness rating is important, it’s not the most important thing. The Janka Hardness Scale will tell you how hard a particular species of wood is, but it won’t tell you about the quality of the hardwood floor you’re purchasing.

The rating is determined by the amount of force it takes to push a steel ball into the surface of the wood. The force required to do so will result in that wood’s rating. Again, this only tells you about the hardness of the wood, not the floor. Manufacturing techniques, the quality of the raw materials used and the surface finish are HUGE factors.

Overstock Flooring only buys from the most reputable factories that source their timber from reputable, properly managed forests, use the latest in technology and apply nothing but the best surface finishes. Those are the things that make a good floor.

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