walnut hardwood floors in bozemanWalnut hardwood floors are a beautiful choice for Bozeman homes. Rich and luxurious, walnut hardwood is the perfect way to give your floors an instant face-lift. You’ll fall in love with the deep chocolate brown hues and so will all your guests! At Floor Coverings International Bozeman, we have a great selection of walnut hardwood flooring for your next project.

American vs. Brazilian Walnut

There are two variations of walnut hardwood: American and Brazilian. These variations look similar for the most part but vary on price and durability. For starters, Brazilian hardwoods generally rank higher on the Janka hardness scale than American ones. This means that Brazilian species hold up better against dents and scratches. The Janka hardness scale measures how much force is needed to press a small metal ball into a hardwood floor. The higher the score, the harder the wood and therefore the higher the durability.  

Because Brazilian hardwoods are more exotic and durable, it makes sense that they would also cost more money. However, this can be great for homeowners interested in American walnut, because you can achieve virtually the same look for a lesser cost.

Sizes and Colors

Walnut is unique from other hardwoods in that it can be cut in a wide variety of sizes. Whether you are looking for an eye-catching wide plank or an artistic herringbone, you’ll have no problem getting the right cut. If the famous dark brown isn’t much your style, you can also opt for a light caramel with the right stain. The lighter color will also help hide any dust that may collect.

Is Walnut Flooring Right for Me?

We love walnut hardwood floors and we think you should too. If you are considering walnut hardwood floors for your Bozeman area home, give the experts at Floor Coverings International Bozeman a call today. We will schedule a free in-home consultation where you can meet with one of our design professionals and get personalized help to find your perfect floors.  

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