The Janka Hardness Scale is a standard wood hardness scale for measuring the denting and wear resistance of a sample of wood. Samples of wood are tested by driving a steel ball with an 11.28 mm diameter into the wood and measuring the force it takes to do so. The result is a relatively uniform measurement of the wood sample’s durability.
We have utilized the Janka Hardness Scale for grading our flooring options in order to provide you with the most accurate guide to each wood sample’s resistance to wear and denting. Each test results in a numerical rating for the sample of wood; higher numbers indicate a more durable and wear-resistant wood sample.
If you have any questions regarding hardwood floor, wood hardness scales, or our wide selection of wood flooring products, give us a call—one of our flooring experts will happily walk you through the various steps of the floor-buying process. Our team has helped countless families and businesses find the perfect flooring—and we are excited to help yours.
If you're ready to test the durability of products you like and find the right one for your needs, style, and wear and tear, we're ready to help! Simply contact us today to set up your free consultation at our showroom in Lancaster, PA.