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Hardness Chart
     
 

The Janka hardness test measures the force required to embed a .444 inch steel ball to half its diameter in wood. It is one of the best measures of the ability of a wood species to withstand denting and wear. The higher the number, the harder the wood is. A rating is not in this chart for bamboo, as bamboo flooring varies greatly between different manufacturers products. For instance, the CFS Premium Green bamboo has a rating of 1380.

Relative Hardness of Wood Flooring Species
Below are listed the relative hardness for numerous wood species used in flooring. These ratings were done using the Janka Hardness Test. The higher the number the harder the wood. This should be used as a general guide when comparing various species of wood flooring. Ratings will vary from where and when a tree was obtained.

Janka Hardness Chart

 
Brazilian Ebony
3692
Brazilian Walnut
3680
Bolivian Cherry
3650
Lapacho
3640
Brazilian Teak
3540
Southern Chestnut
3540
Tiete Chestnut
3540
Tiete Roewood
3280
Brazilian Redwood
3190
Brazilian Rosewood
3000
Bloodwood
2900
Brazilian Cherry
2820
Patagonian Rosewood
2800
Caribbian Rosewood
2300
Santos Mahogany
2200
Tigerwood
2160
Purple Heart
2090
Jarrah
2082
Sydney Blue Gum
2025
African Rose (Bubigna)
1960
Merbau
1925
Amendoim
1912
Hickory Pecan
1820
Bolivian Rosewood
1780
Doussi
1770
Padeuk Cherry
1725
Kempas
1710
Bamboo
1650
Wenge
1630
Zebrawood
1575
Timborana
1570
Cameron
1543
African Sappelle
1500
Brazillian Maple
1500
Hard Maple
1450
Royal Mahogany
1400
Carribean Walnut
1400
Austalian Cypress
1375
White Oak
1360
White Ash
1320
American Beech
1300
Northern Red Oak
1290
Yellow Birch
1260
Caribbean Heart Pine
1240
Heart Pine
1225
Larch
1200
Teak
1155
Brazillian Eucaylptus
1125
Peruvian Walnut
1080
Black Walnut
1010
American Cherry
950
     

 

 

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