The ivory contrasts and amazing swirls and natural patterns in our Walnut make this
one of our most popular wide plank floors – especially to those who know what Walnut
normally sells for! The darker colored heartwood is accentuated with beautiful ivory
highlights. It is usually a fading blend of medium to darker walnut tones with some
darker planks or streaks of smoky brown with other planks blending gently into creamy
ivory tones. The grain is straight to wavy, with a rather coarse texture. Tight knots
with wavy grain add interest to our Walnut plank floors. The figured wood sometimes
forms a well defined central core. Walnut is moderately durable with medium bending
strength and resistance to shock loads, but has a high crushing strength, making
it an excellent choice for plank flooring. Walnut finishes cleanly and can be polished
to a high finish, or beautifully enhanced with our popular Texturing Sand option.
Walnut is also one of the most dimensionally stable hardwoods available. This makes
Walnut a good consideration for installations where a difficult climate may contribute
to less than ideal conditions.