There is so much to admire when it comes to black walnut floors.
They are sophisticated, striking, and all-around gorgeous. A black walnut floor can transform any room and bring dramatic flair to even the most ordinary spaces. These floors combine hardwood and sapwood, a blend of both light and dark wood that creates a gorgeous and unique visual illusion.
The very best thing about Black Walnut is its versatility. Walnut is known to have a variety of colors and grain types, which is perfect for someone who redecorates from time to time. You can achieve a cleaner, more professional look with Select Grade, or you can opt for a more carefree style with a Character Grade. Though most would assume that Black Walnut floors only come in one color, that’s not the case! This species has many different natural colors from dark chocolate to purple and even very light portions.
The versatility of this wood means that you’re free to decorate however you want!
Do you have a flair for the dramatic? Black walnut floors are a great option! The natural color of Black Walnut floors is rich and dark, which creates a striking look. The eye-catching tone of the flooring brings on thoughts of ballrooms or theatre stages, making it perfect for a homeowner in search of an elegant, formal look.
Black Walnut is a hardwood. It’s durable underfoot and wears well when properly maintained. It’s important to keep the floor cleaned and remove any sand or small rocks that can damage the finish. Black Walnut flooring can also be easily refinished when the time comes. Most of our clients will opt for a natural water-based polyurethane finish. This allows the natural beauty and color of the species to really show through.
A Great Investment
Any home or business owner looking to sell should consider these valuable floors. Black Walnut floors are not only durable, but they’re also an excellent investment with the possibility of a high return. Black walnut floors transform any space into an elegant retreat, which means more money in sellers’ pockets.
Traditional vs. Wide Plank
Wide plank flooring is wider than traditional flooring. Traditional Black Walnut flooring tends to be thin and only a few inches wide, but wide plank flooring can be anywhere between 8 to 16 inches. The benefit of choosing wide plank flooring is that it creates the illusion of more space. Another reason to opt for wide plank floors is that they are also easier and faster to install.
Prefinished walnut flooring differs from traditional site-finished flooring because it requires no on-site staining, sanding, or sealing. The walnut flooring arrives at the location completely finished, which makes for a faster, stress-free installation. Since the installers don’t have to worry about sanding and staining at the site, you don’t have to worry about cleaning up the construction mess. Plus, it makes for super easy installation.
Engineered Black Walnut planks are made of a Baltic Birch ply with real solid wood on top. This top layer is called a wear layer. Our Oak and Broad engineered floors have a thick wear layer that allows the floors to be refinished again in the future. This gives you the durability and stability of engineered hardwood but also the long-term use of a solid plank.
How To Take Care of A Black Walnut Floor
Traditionally, hardwood floors aren’t easy to upkeep. Luckily, things have changed, and black walnut floors are relatively low maintenance. Regular sweeping and scratch clean-up are best. Clean your floors with an industry-approved wood floor cleaning kit from Bona or a similar well-regarded company. Do not use water or vinegar on your floors.
Why You Should Choose Black Walnut Floors at Oak and Broad
If you’re looking for quality and affordability, you can’t beat Oak and Broad. The pride of our business is our high customer satisfaction rate, and we ensure that by treating every floor install like a work of art. Finding the perfect floors for your space is overwhelming, but we’re here to take the stress off of you. We’ll be by your side from choosing the right flooring all the way to installation. Contact us for more information about our flooring services. Our trained professionals are looking forward to hearing from you!