You should know your budget. The amount of money you can afford to spent on your new flooring. There is a great range in flooring prices:
The Janka hardness test simply measures the hardness of timber. It involves measuring the force required to embed 11mm steel ball into timber to half of it diameter. It is one of the best measurements to determine the ability of timber to withstand denting and wear. It is also a great measurement to understand how hard a species of timber is to saw or nail.
Please note: No two trees are the same. Timber is a natural product that varies in color depending on the age and climate it is grown in. All timber darkens with time when it is exposed to light. These properties are only a guide, as timber is a natural product there will be variations within any species. The Janka Dry Hardness rating measures the hardness of the wood. The higher the number the harder the wood.
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