Mahogany VS Walnut Hardwood Flooring

Jul 23rd
Solid Walnut Hardwood Flooring
Solid Walnut Hardwood Flooring

Walnut Hardwood Flooring – There are 20 species of walnut trees (Juglans genus) – six of which are native to the United States – and more than 30 species of mahogany in the taxonomic family of Rosaceae. The nuts are deciduous – which means they lose their leaves in the cold season – while the mahogany trees are semi-evergreen and usually retain their leaves throughout the year, depending on where they live.

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Walnuts grow between 40 and 80 feet tall and need particular conditions to thrive. While walnuts are expensive – they have separate male and female flowers in the same tree – pollen sheds when females in the same tree are not receptive. That means two different varieties of nuts should be planted in the vicinity of fertilizing each other.

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Most wooden floors are made of oak, cherry, maple, pecan, walnut or white ash. However, several other hardwood species – are also used, often at a higher cost – such as walnut and mahogany. Black walnut is used to make hardwood floors, although it is softer and therefore less naturally resistant to dents and other damage than oak. Mahogany, on the other hand, is much harder than oak. By Janka, Santos mahogany is second only to mesquite as the hardest type of wood usually used to make hardwood floors.

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