We here at Floor Coverings International Oahu make it our top priority to help our neighbors find the perfect flooring solutions for their homes and businesses. If you are looking for a hardwood that is unique, beautiful, and durable, we have just the right thing: birch hardwood. Read on to see if birch hardwood is right for your Honolulu property!
What is Birchwood?
The birch tree family grows mostly in the northern hemisphere, including certain areas of the U.S. like Montana and Maine. In the world of hardwood, birch trees are quite versatile, and to make the most-informed decisions, it is helpful to understand the trees themselves. The innermost section of the tree is called heartwood, and it is the structural support of the tree. For this reason, heartwood is usually harder and more durable. The outer layer of birch trees is called the sapwood. Sapwood is often softer, but still very durable. There are many varieties of birch wood, but the two that are most used in flooring projects are yellow birch wood and sweet birch wood.
Why Choose Birch Hardwood?
Durability – All birch hardwoods have Janka rating scores ranging from 1200 to 1400, which means they are incredibly durable and make for exceptional choices in high trafficked areas of your Honolulu home or office.
Variety – Between the two most popular varieties of birch come four different hardwoods. The heartwood of yellow birch is brown with tones of red, while the sapwood ranges from pale tan to cream-like shades. Sweet birch, on the other hand, comes in light brown (sapwood) or dark brown with tones of red (heartwood).
Valuable Investment – When comparing birch hardwood to other exotic hardwoods, it is often more affordable. Additionally, these hardwood floors can be refinished up to seven times, meaning they will bring long-lasting value to your property.
Getting Started in Honolulu
Our experts at Floor Coverings International Oahu know all about birch hardwood. If you want to learn more, see some samples, get a quote, or begin designing your next big project, sign up for a FREE in-home consultation. We will come to you and work with you right in the comfort of your own home.