All about wooden flooring

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Hardness

The different types of wood are divided into four categories from very soft to very hard. This is a standardized indication of the resistance of the wood when it is struck by an object. The Brinell test is used to determine the hardness of the wood. The Brinell hardness in N/mm² is measured at a wood humidity of 12%. The higher the value, the harder the wood.

Wood species

Brinell hardness

Density g/cm³

Hardness

Afzelia Doussié

40

0,82

4

Bamboo

40

0,70

4

Oak

34

0,71

3

Oak (thermically treated)

31

0,60

3

Jatoba

69

0,95

4

Merbau

49

0,85

4

Siberisch larch

25

0,59

2

Teak

38

0.71

4

Pinewood

12

0,47

1

Walnut

31

0,60

3

Wengé

45

0,71

4

These are approximate values since the conditions in which the wood grows vary, leading to fluctuations and variations in hardness.

Hardness class: 1 – very soft wood; 2 – soft wood; 3 - hard wood; 4 - very hard wood.