walnut floors in winston salemFloor Coverings International Triad carries a wide selection of hardwood flooring to match our customers’ needs and design tastes. Walnut flooring is one of those classic hardwoods that we know and love, and it’s a growing favorite among Winston Salem homeowners. Read on to learn more about why you should consider walnut hardwood for your next flooring project.

About Walnut

Walnut flooring can add lasting beauty and value to your home. Walnut comes in several varieties, including Brazilian, American, and Asian. Most walnut flooring is chocolate brown in color with a soft purple tinge toward the center of the wood. It can also be stained to match a variety of hues, though most people apply a clear finish to showcase the wood’s natural beauty.

If you love the look of dark flooring, you’ll want to know that walnut flooring’s looks actually improve with age as its rich colors and swirling grain patterns deepening and developing more character over time.

Durability

Like cherry flooring, the hardness of walnut flooring depends greatly on the species you choose.  For example, Brazilian walnut is extremely hard—about 185% harder than red oak.  American walnut, however, is significantly softer than red oak, and might not be the best choice for busy homes with lots of foot traffic. When working with one of our Design Associates, we’ll be able to help you determine the best species for your home’s needs.

Care

Like with most hardwoods, your maintenance routine will require regular sweeping and dust mopping to minimize debris that could scratch your floors. Dark hardwoods tend to show dust and dirt more easily than lighter hardwoods. We recommend choosing a matte or semi-gloss finish for your walnut floors, which help hide the appearance of debris and wear. If you choose a softer variety of walnut, be sure to avoid vacuum cleaners with hard wheels and metal attachments that could cause dents.

Learn More

Whatever your preference of walnut flooring, the experts at Floor Coverings International Triad can help. Contact us today to learn more about walnut flooring and schedule your free design consultation!

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