When it comes to picking out hardwood floors, you have options to choose from like solid or engineered wood, color, and species, but that’s not all. Let’s take a look at why texture is also an important consideration in selecting hardwood.
Every species of wood has different textures and grain patterns. For example, maple has a very smooth, simple grain, whereas walnut or tiger wood has more of a patterned, grainy look. Think about how much texture your space needs. Take into account the style you're going for, the textures, and the other patterns you will have in your space (tip: bringing samples and pictures when picking your hardwood floors will help). There are slightly different options in sanded or scraped textures depending on whether you choose pre-finished solid hardwood floors, unfinished hardwood floors, or engineered hardwood floors.
Different textures you’ll find in most solid and engineered hardwood flooring are:
All of the above textures and looks can be found in pre-finished hardwood, unfinished hardwood, and engineered hardwood floors. Keep in mind the styles you're looking for when picking the species and kind of texture you want your hardwood floors to have. Feel free to bring all your ideas and questions to our sales representatives, so they can help you explore all the options.