Janka Scale For Hardwood Floors

Jakna Scale Hardness

While there are many factors to consider when choosing your hardwood flooring for your hardwood floor installation, durability of your hardwood is definitely one factor to think about. Janka Scale for hardwood floors is a tool to help you make those decisions. The harder a wood is, the more durable and strong it tends to be.  A very popular choice is red oak, such that it has become a benchmark in measuring.  Each hardwood species and type has it's own characteristics and  strength.


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So. Yellow Pine                           690


American Cherry                       950


Teak                                          1000


Black Walnut                            1010


Carbonized/ Carmel Bamboo 1120


Heart Pine                                 1225

Yellow Birch                               1260

Red Oak (Northern)                 1290


American Beech                       1300

Ash                                             1320

White Oak                                  1360

Australian Cypress                    1375


Natural Bamboo                       1410

Hard Maple                                1450

Brazilian Oak                             1460

Brazilian Maple                          1500


Angelim                                      1720


Hickory/ Pecan                          1820


Purpleheart                                1860


Moabi                                          2050

South American Pearwood       2100

Tigerwood                                  2160


Santos Mahogany                     2200


Tatajuba                                     2220

Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry)         2760

Tiete Rosewood                         3200

Cumaru (Brazilian Chestnut)    3540


Ipe (Brazilian Walnut)               3680






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 You may be wondering: "What's the best quality Hardwood Flooring?" or "Which is the most durable Hardwood Flooring?" Do you know what density you need for your hardwood floors? Look at the Janka scale for hardwood floors. Still need help? That's what were here for. Contact us for a free quote and advisement on when species is right for you! We provide quality Hardwood Floor Refinishing and Hardwood Floor Installation throughout Indiana including Indianapolis, Bloomington, Fort Wayne, Richmond, Lafayette, Gary...and all surrounding areas.