Walnut Flooring

Walnut Flooring

Slate House Signs are hard to beat when it comes to good looks…but it is also very hard to beat walnut flooring when it comes to sheer beauty of product. In terms of pure natural beauty and attractiveness both Slate House Signs and walnut flooring definitely stand out from the crowd. Walnut flooring in its unfinished state has a very rich dark brown colour to it with hints of dark purple and black running through it. When a walnut floor is finished we then find a very smooth wood that will improve wonderfully over time and with age. On the whole hardwood floors are the very best of products, and when one sees walnut hardwood floors in particular it is obvious to all how elegant, durable, and simple to maintain they are. As well as this they do not accommodate a surfeit of allergens like carpets do, and they can, and will, add additional value to your home.

It is very interesting to note that walnut is the only dark hardwood native to North America, established mostly in the eastern part of the continent. It is a middling density hardwood known for its characteristic colour and stunning grain. The colour can range from an antique cream in the sapwood to the rich chocolate colour in the heartwood. If it is air-dried then we find that walnut hardwood can become a dark brown with deep purple hints. Walnut has a mainly straight grain, but it can also exhibit some intricate swirling patterns as well. Walnut has a rating of 1010 on the Janka hardness scale, which basically means that it is slightly softer than other well-liked hardwoods used for flooring. For comparison, Ash has a Janka rating of 1320. Walnut is effortlessly worked with hand tools or machines. It cuts well, refuses to give in to splintering, takes glue, screws, nails, stains, and finishes extremely well.

Slate House Signs and Walnut flooring can be utterly spectacular, or it can make a room feel cosy and more personal, but it is not suitable for every house. Before you rush out and pay for new walnut hardwood flooring, there are a few things that you may want to think about as well a number of questions you ought to ask of yourself. The main one being; where is the new flooring being installed? Walnut is not as hard as some of the other well-liked hardwoods used for flooring, so if you are preparing to put your new walnut floors into a high traffic area or where children or pets run around a lot then you may possibly need to mull over the amount of effort it could take to continue to keep it looking new…just a thought.

Oh – and remember – you know where to look when it comes to Slate House signs.

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