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Janka Wood Hardness

Janka Hardness scale for wood floors

This table shows the different hardness to timber floors. The higher the number the harder the wood floor.

Wood Flooring Species

Janka Hardness

Lignum vitae / Guayacan / Pockenholz
4500
Patagonian Rosewood / Curupay / Angico Preto / Piptadenia Macrocarpa / Brazilian Tiger Mahogany
3840
Brazilian Ebony
3692
Ipê / “Brazilian Walnut” / Lapacho
3684
African Pearlwood / Moabi
3680
Bolivian Cherry
3650
Lapacho
3640
Cumaru / “Brazilian Teak” sometimes: “Brazilian Chestnut,” “Tiete Chestnut,” “South American Chestnut,” “Southern Chestnut”
3540
Ebony
3220
Brazilian Redwood / Paraju / Massaranduba
3190
Yvyraro
3040
Bloodwood
2900
Red Mahogany, Turpentine
2697
Southern Chestnut
2670
Spotted Gum
2473
Brazilian Cherry / Jatoba
2350
Mesquite
2345
Golden Teak
2330
Santos Mahogany, Bocote, Cabreuva, Honduran Rosewood
2200
Pradoo
2170
Brazilian Koa
2160
Sucupira sometimes “Brazilian Chestnut,” “Tiete Chestnut,” “Brazilian Walnut”
2140
Brushbox
2135
Karri
2030
Sydney Blue Gum
2023
Bubinga
1980
Cameron
1940
Tallowwood
1933
Merbau
1925
Amendoim
1912
Jarrah
1910
Purpleheart
1860
Goncalo Alves / Tigerwood
1850
Hickory / Pecan, Satinwood
1820
Afzelia / Doussie / Australian Wormy Chestnut
1810
Bangkirai
1798
Rosewood
1780
African Padauk
1725
Blackwood
1720
Merbau
1712
Kempas
1710
Black Locust
1700
Highland Beech
1686
Wenge, Red Pine
1630
Tualang
1624
Zebrawood
1575
True Pine, Timborana
1570
Peroba
1557
Kambala
1540
Sapele / Sapelli
1510
Curupixa
1490
Sweet Birch
1470
Hard Maple / Sugar Maple
1450
Caribbean Walnut
1390
Coffee Bean
1390
Natural Bamboo (represents one species)
1380
Australian Cypress
1375
White Oak
1360
Tasmanian Oak
1350
Ribbon Gum
1349
Ash (White)
1320
American Beech
1300
Red Oak (Northern)
1290
Caribbean Heart Pine
1280
Yellow Birch, Iroko Kambala
1260
Movingui
1230
Heart Pine
1225
Brazilian Mesquite / Carapa Guianensis
1220
Larch
1200
Carbonized Bamboo (represents one species)
1180
Teak
1155
Cocobolo
1136
Brazilian Eucalyptus / Rose Gum
1125
Makore
1100
Siberian larch
1100
Peruvian Walnut
1080
Boreal
1023
Black Walnut/North American Walnut
1010
Teak
1000
Sakura
995
Black Cherry, Imbuia
950
Boire
940
Paper Birch
910
Eastern Red Cedar
900
Southern Yellow Pine (Longleaf)
870
Lacewood, Leopardwood
840
African Mahogany
830
Mahogany, Honduran Mahogany
800
Parana
780
Sycamore
770
Shedua
710
Southern Yellow Pine (Loblolly and Shortleaf)
690
Douglas Fir
660
Alder (Red)
590
Larch
590
Chestnut
540
Hemlock
500
Western White Pine
420
Basswood
410
Eastern White Pine
380
Balsa
100