Best Types of Hardwood Flooring & Species

Types of Hardwood Flooring
Types of Hardwood Flooring

Flooring is the process of installing a layer or cover on the floor. Some of the common materials used for the purpose of flooring including carpet, ceramic tiles, rubber, hardwood flooring, natural stone, vinyl, laminate, among others.

Hardwood  is the most common of all, because of high strength and natural beauty.

When it comes to hardwood for flooring, there are multiple options available such as solid wood, engineered hardwood, etc., which can make it difficult for you to choose the right wood for your flooring project.

Types of Hardwood Flooring

To ease the job, we are today sharing a detailed guide of the best hardwood floor types and species to help you make the right choice.

Solidwood Flooring

It is one of the best options if you are looking for flooring in your home. This is because it’s highly durable and looks elegant, which means it will last longer than you expect.

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The trick is to find the right solid wood planks that are beautiful and stronger at the same time. The best options would be Mahogany, Rosewood, and Azobe.

These types of wood flooring are usually backed by a clean and rich finish to make them appealing and the main attraction point of the place.

Engineered Hardwood

It is made by combining hardwood with high-quality plywood to give extra strength and finish to the flooring and limit the cost. Most of the modern-day homes use this type of flooring. These are suitable for both residential and commercial places.

Engineered wood flooring is known to be more stable and robust as compared to solid wood floors. These are especially perfect to be used in high-use areas of the home/office such as kitchens, hallways, etc.

Best Types of Hardwood Flooring Species

When it comes to flooring, choosing the right wood species is as important as choosing the hardwood type.

At Cameroon Timber Export, we supply all the modern varieties of wood flooring, including some of the most used and popular timber species from Africa.

Here are some of the best hardwood flooring species that you can choose to buy from our wide collection.


It is a yellow-brown heartwood which is known to be very durable and has significant resistance to decay, termites, and insects. These traits make it suitable for flooring among other things.


The hardwood is dark red in color and has high durability as well as remarkable weathering characteristics. It’s commonly used for wood flooring.


Doussie is another hardwood used for flooring. It is red-brown in color and has a moderate rot resistance with high durability.


Iroko is a yellow-brown hardwood that is very durable and has high resistance to rot and insects. It is widely used in flooring and furniture making.

Other flooring-friendly hardwood species that you can shop with Cameroon Timber Export include Mahogany, Maobi, Okan, Padauk, and others. Contact us today to know more.