If you’re looking for a rich, dark floor with gorgeous grain, walnut might be the hardwood for you. It’s easy to maintain, very durable, and is a sure-fire way to add value to your home.
Walnut is known for its beautiful dark colours, which can vary from warm chocolatey browns to an almost purple hue, mixed with golden streaks of sapwood. Its appearance almost makes it look like a tropical hardwood. Whether your style is contemporary or traditional, walnut will bring a touch of sophistication to your home.
While some flooring types don’t hold up well after years of intense sunlight, walnut is known for aging gracefully. If anything, walnut’s colour becomes more vibrant over time, through a darkening of the hues and wood grain.
If you’re looking for a very light toned floor, however, walnut will not be the right solution.
Walnut flooring is hard enough to withstand normal foot traffic, with a Janka rating of 1,010. If you have young kids and energetic pets, however, you may want to consider flooring that is even harder, like oak or maple.
Walnut flooring is known to be one of the more long-lasting flooring options. It has good humidity resistance, which means that it is less prone to expanding and contracting through the seasons. It’s also highly resistant to mold, bacteria, and insects.
Walnut is an ideal choice for people looking for low-maintenance flooring. All that is required is to continue your normal cleaning routine: simply vacuum or sweep regularly and damp mop from time to time to refresh the surface.
Not sure what kind of hardwood flooring to choose for your project? Our flooring experts are highly knowledgeable and always happy to answer your questions. We can also help with flooring installation.
Simply drop by our showroom or give us a call for a quote at 613-688-2080.
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