Dark walnut floors with handscraped finishHardwood is one of the most popular flooring choices for homeowners in the Decatur, GA area thanks to its natural beauty and elegant design. If you’re looking to make a statement with your floors, Walnut is a hardwood you should consider for its strong wood grains and stunning colors. At Floor Coverings International Brookhaven we carry a wide selection of Walnut hardwoods that look great and will elevate the design of your space. Learn more about this great hardwood flooring material below!

Walnut Specifications

21 species of Walnut trees are found growing throughout the world and their wood is a popular material for furniture, cabinets, automobile interiors, and of course, flooring. The most common variety of Walnut flooring is known as Black Walnut or American Walnut, which has long, straight wood grain and ranges in color from dark, rich browns to lighter tans. On the Janka hardness scale, which measures wood on its resistance to dents and wear, walnut rates at 1,010lbf. While other popular hardwoods rate higher, such as Red Oak, White Oak or Maple, Walnut is still durable enough for normal wear and tear.


Homeowners choose Walnut flooring for its beautiful design and rich color, and its natural tones lend nicely to a variety of interior designs such as light-colored hardwood furniture and cabinetry, and brighter wall paint. Walnut flooring is available in a range of widths including wide plank formats of 5” and wider. Choosing wider planks creates a more modern design and helps increase the sense of space in a room, which is sometimes difficult to achieve with darker flooring. Wide planks of hardwood are also great for hand-scraped finishes that both add unique design and help hide scratches and wear.

Up-close view of Walnut flooring

Other Considerations

  • Walnut is also available in both prefinished and engineered hardwood options that increase the floor’s strength and versatility.
  • Because Walnut is less common than other wood species, it is often a bit pricier choice for hardwood flooring.
  • Darker floors tend to show dirt and wear easier than lighter floors. However, both matte and satin finishes will help hide any scratches and imperfections.
  • Although it comes at a much higher cost, Brazilian Walnut, or Ipe, outranks most hardwoods in strength and provides homeowners with stunning hardwood floors with that dark Walnut color they love.

Learn More

Walnut hardwood floors can add beautiful design to any home, and if you think they might be right for you, call your local flooring specialists at Floor Coverings International Brookhaven to schedule your free in-home design consultation. We proudly provide the greater Brookhaven, Decatur, Embry Hills, and surrounding areas with a great selection, expert advice, and professional installation. Get started on your next project today!

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