Here at Wood Floor Polish we’ve got a range of solid and engineered flooring, from our beautiful java bamboo amalgamated and handscraped solid wood flooring, through into our Linnea Hard Maple Summer engineered flooring, what we offer comes from what is called hardwood.
But what’s the difference between hardwood and softwood?
Quite simply, the connection between the two comes down to the physical construction and make up of a timber. Although most people today are inclined to think about a hardwood like being something hard and durable, and a softwood as being delicate and workable, this isn’t very true. And this is because some softwoods are still relatively tough, especially wood that arises from yew treeswood from balsa trees, that are hardwoods, may be softer than softwoods.
Uses of hardwood and softwood
Frequently hardwoods are very likely to be found in high-quality furniture decking, long-term structure, and of course floors in the home. Despite this approximately 80 percent of wood found in homes and other non-commercial properties comes from softwood. Typically, you’ll find softwood being used in windows, doors, MDF, newspaper, as well as Christmas trees. This is usually because softwoods are cheaper and often make up much of the bulk wood on earth. Though hardwoods are more expensive, they are thicker, meaning they will last more than softwoods, which explains the reason we use them for things like living space floors — where they could withstand substantial impacts alongside general wear and tear.