Janka Hardness Scale
Here’s our larger than life images of the Janka Hardness Scale. It’s a bold and informative image if we do say so ourselves. As you can see the more exotic Brazilian woods are quite hard, and thus they are highly sought after.
How does this scale work? Well it measures the resistance of a wood species to general damage in pounds-force. It layman’s terms it tells us how good the wood is for flooring. The better is resists the better it is and the less damage it should sustain, in theory. Of course, we all have a budget, well, most of us have a budget. There’s a hardwood flooring type that’s right for most everyone.