As we all know, there is a myriad of options when it comes to your choices for a wood floor. In rooms like basements, gyms, and storage units, many people decide to go with tougher woods such as oak, maple, and cherry to resist damage to the floor. In other rooms such as bedrooms and kitchens, you may elect to go for softer woods like cedar, pine, or redwood to save some money. Floor Craft Sanding are the hard-working professionals of Indianapolis that understand the various species of wood. For expert advice on your new flooring or restoring what you already have, call (317) 759-2575 today!

Most of us are not wood flooring experts, so when choosing between different types of wood, you may not understand the uniqueness of a Brazilian walnut or the warmness of a deep mahogany. For starters, understand that wood is separated into two basic types: Softwood and hardwood. This article below will discuss the differences between hard and soft wood. 

Hardwood Plank Floor


Though it is true that hardwood is considered stronger than softwood, that is not always the case. Softwood is more flexible and easier to manipulate, but certain strains can be denser. Softwood tends to be cheaper than hardwood and represents around 80% of the industry. Most softwood range in yellow or redder colors but can even be found in strains of white. 


Hardwood comes from the angiosperm family and is known for a thick composition that is difficult to manipulate but also contains a natural resistance to scratches and dents. Though generally more expensive than softwood, this type of flooring is popular for a room that is expected to receive a fair amount of traffic. Hardwood also has an array of color options but tends to come in mostly dark hues. 

Floor Craft Sanding is a family-owned business right here in Indianapolis. With our environmentally safe techniques, we can provide you with the eco-friendly solutions for all of your wood flooring needs. Contact us online, or call (317) 759-2575 to learn about how your new flooring can meet all of your needs!

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