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Walnut flooring is an attractive addition to any home, office or property. Walnut shows fantastic character compared to most others. Walnut wood flooring is esteemed by woodworkers for centuries. The rich dark brown color, swirling grain patterns makes it a rare and great combination, which provides a natural hue to the floor of any house or property. Walnut is one of the darkest woods that catch the viewer eyes. Walnut flooring got several properties that make a property owner feel great. It adds a great value to the property if you consider reinvesting or selling your property. Thus, Walnut flooring provides both beauty and value for your property.
Solid Walnut flooring and Engineered Walnut flooring
One can order walnut flooring as either solid or engineered flooring. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Solid walnut board is created with a single piece of solid. These boards can be refinished many times over the life of the board. The only drawback is that one cannot use this over a subfloor built using concrete. The walnut engineered flooring is made of 3 to 6 layers of walnut wood. These can be installed over a concrete subfloor. Often one finds that walnut engineered flooring will cost a slightly less than solid walnut wood flooring. The engineered walnut flooring can be refinished only once or thrice over the lifetime. That means engineered walnut flooring adds less value than the solid walnut flooring.
Different types of Walnut wood
There are many species of walnut wood, but the 3 important you’ll find often in flooring industry would be
- American Walnut Wood
- Asian Walnut wood
- Brazilian Walnut wood
One must select the type of wood which looks appealing (for buyers) and is hard enough. American walnut wood is considered to have medium hardness rating while the Brazilian walnut wood comes from the densest wood offered. Black walnut flooring is considered to be the softest option available.
Walnut flooring comes up as an excellent option for property flooring needs. One can have the benefits of hardwood flooring with different choices of color selection. The best part is flooring options available - including walnut laminate flooring (which is very easy to install) and walnut engineered wood flooring. If you are not sure of which one is the best option, then it is always wise to order a sample to find out how and which walnut flooring suits your home/office.