Our Woods

Board Brokers offers expertly crafted wood flooring and accessories made from the finest species of trees that are best suited for wood flooring from around the world.

Through our direct relationships with the owners of the highest quality forests Board Brokers is able source virtually any wood species for custom orders for a variety of wood products including stairs, beams, wood floors, and raw lumber. 

Board Brokers primary product lines are made from 19 species of hardwoods. Below is more information on each of these species. Please feel free to contact Board Brokers to better understand which species is best suited for your geographic location and project.

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American White Oak

  • Botanical Name: Quercus alba
  • Origin: Eastern North America
  • Janka rating: 1360
  • Description: With significant shock resistance and density, American White Oak is a popular choice for hardwood flooring, and its unique grain makes this wood an excellent candidate for a variety of treatments and finishes.
 

American Red Oak:

  • Botanical Name: Quercus rubra
  • Origin:Eastern North America
  • Janka Rating: 1290
  • Description: American Red Oak is a multi-faceted, dense wood characterized with a light brown coloring and red or pink highlights. With the benchmark Janka rating of 1290, American Red Oak is a popular choice for hardwood flooring.
 

Ash:

  • Botanical Name: Fraxinus Americana
  • Origin:North America
  • Janka Rating: 1320
  • Description: Hard, durable and richly grained, American Ash is used in both formal and casual settings and offers superior stability in flooring applications. Its coloring ranges from a creamy sapwood to a light tan to dark brown heartwood.
 

Bamboo:

  • Botanical Name: Mao Zhu
  • Origin:Southern China
  • Janka Rating: Average 1742 (Being a manufactured product, the hardness of bamboo flooring varies depending on finishing methods)
  • Description: Harder than more traditional woods, this flooring is twice as hard as oak and made from woven bamboo strips that are steamed and laminated under pressure. Bamboo is rated slip resistant and its subtle grain makes it visually appealing.
 

Beech:


  • Botanical Name: Fagus grandifolia
  • Origin:North America
  • Janka Rating: 1300
  • Description: With coloring from pale white to reddish brown and a sometimes silvery sheen, Beech is a hardwood commonly used for domestic and commercial flooring, decorative veneers, furniture and musical instruments.
 

Burmese Pyinkado:


  • Botanical Name: Xylia xylocarpa
  • Origin:Burma
  • Janka Rating: 2250
  • Description: Also called Pyin or Burmese Ironwood, Pyinkado is an extremely hard, durable wood that when finished adds a feel of warmth and tradition to any space. Pyinkado is often used for heavy durable construction, flooring, railway crossties, piers, harbor work and pilings.
 

Burmese Teak:


  • Botanical Name: Tectona Grandis
  • Origin:Indonesia, Southeast Asia
  • Janka Rating: 1000
  • Description: Burmese Teak is a versatile, durable hardwood with rich golden brown tones and a high natural oil content that is commonly used for flooring, flooring trim, furniture and interior construction.
 

Burmese Walnut:


  • Botanical Name: Juglans
  • Origin:Burma
  • Janka Rating: 1010
  • Description: Wonderfully stylish, Burmese Walnut ranges in color from a brownish yellow heartwood and a light brown sapwood and features a glossy and smooth texture.
 

Canadian Maple:


  • Botanical Name: Acer saccharum
  • Origin:North America
  • Janka Rating: 1450
  • Description: Canadian Maple, also called Sugar Maple or Hard Maple, is one of the hardest woods from North America used for hardwood flooring. It is extremely durable and well proportioned, and its color ranges from a creamy white to a light reddish brown.
 

Chestnut:


  • Botanical Name: Castanaea dentata
  • Origin:North America
  • Janka Rating: 540
  • Description: With a fairly coarse texture and high resistance to decay, Chestnut is a soft wood typically used for flooring, flooring accents, fine furniture, interior trim, and tables.
 

Douglas Fir:


  • Botanical Name: Pseudotsuga menziesii
  • Origin:North America
  • Janka Rating: 660
  • Description: A structural favorite of architects and engineers because of its superior strength-to-weight ratio, Douglas Fir is characterized with red and amber tones and distinctive organic grain patterns.
 

Elm:


  • Botanical Name: Ulmus americana
  • Origin:North America
  • Janka Rating: 830
  • Description: From the Civil War until the early 20th Century, Elm was the most widely planted shade tree. Today, this gray-white to light brown wood is commonly used for interior trim, wainscoting, decorative veneer, and mouldings. It is also a softer choice for hardwood flooring.
 

European White Oak:


  • Botanical Name: Quercus
  • Origin:France/Western Europe
  • Janka Rating: 1360
  • Description: This historic wood species was once used extensively in the finest castles and estates in Europe, and today is one of the most popular choices for fine hardwood flooring. European White Oak is as exceptionally beautiful in its natural state as it is under a variety of treatments and finishes.
 

Heart Pine:


  • Botanical Name: Pinus palustris
  • Origin:North America
  • Janka Rating: 1225
  • Description: Heart pine is the actual heartwood of the pine tree, which means the trees were able to grow large enough to develop heartwood. Heart pine is much harder and boasts a darker orange-yellow to yellow-brown shade than typical pine.
 

Hickory:


  • Botanical Name: Carya illinoensis
  • Origin:North America
  • Janka Rating: 1820
  • Description: Also know as Hickory Pecan or Pecan, Hickory is one of the hardest and most durable hardwoods, and is characterized by a unique and rustic appearance.
 

Maple:


  • Botanical Name: Acer saccharum
  • Origin:North America
  • Janka Rating: 1450
  • Description: Maple is a moderately hard wood characterized by light tones. Because of its shock resistance, durability, stiffness and resistance to scuffs and scrapes, Maple is an excellent choice for flooring for high traffic areas.
 

Walnut:


  • Botanical Name: Juglans
  • Origin:North America
  • Janka Rating: 1010
  • Description: A relatively soft wood compared to other hardwoods, Walnut’s natural beauty, exotic appearance and distinctive dark color make it a popular choice for hardwood flooring.
 

White Pine:


  • Botanical Name: Pinus strobus
  • Origin:North America
  • Janka Rating: 380
  • Description: The most valuable softwood available, White Pine is a light, straight-grained wood with a soft to medium density, typically used for interior trim, window sashes, door frames and intricate carpentry.
 

Yellow Pine:


  • Botanical Name: Pinus spp
  • Origin:North America
  • Janka Rating: 690
  • Description: One of the hardest pines available, Yellow Pine is a popular choice for flooring due to its balance of affordability, durability and enduring charm.