Whether you’re a new homeowner with some ugly walls or an experienced contractor, selecting the perfect wood to install on your walls can be a daunting challenge. With multiple species of wood, each having a large variety of colors to choose from, picking the right walling to match your lifestyle and home décor can be overwhelming. Below is a breakdown of our most popular hardwood species with insight as to what each species brings to the table in terms of color ranges, ideal settings, and hardness.
Oak wood is undoubtedly the most popular choice when it comes to hardwood. This wood comes in a wide range of finishes, suitable for any home. Oak hardwood scores a rating of 1290 on the Janka Hardness Scale, which means that you can count on its durability. This tough wood resists dents and scratches and is perfect for kids rooms and entryways. The oak species has a distinct grain pattern that adds texture and detail to any room. It will give your walls that timeless rustic look.
Engineered Acacia hardwood can easily be recognized by its distinctive swirling grains and exquisite color variations. The impact chisel distressing techniques applied to Acacia wood provides a variety of looks that can complement any home décor. Acacia wood is one of the toughest and most durable wood species out there. With a whopping 2400 rating on the Janka Hardness Scale, Acacia is excellent for areas that are prone to dents and scratches. Its beautiful texture creates some of our favorite and unique walls
Pine isn’t a traditional hardwood, but it looks great as walling and offers some unique choices that other woods can’t. Pine makes an excellent choice for your bedroom walls or intimate seating areas. While It is often passed over for flooring due to its low Janka score, this matters much less when it comes to walls and makes for a beautiful accent to any room.
When it comes to your walling choices, you really can’t go wrong. Now that you understand the types of wood you can put up, you can begin to work on the design and purpose for them as well.
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Author: Ian Mankins