Hardwood Floor Resources Portland

A Selection of Over 3,000 Hardwood Flooring Options

Hardwood Floor Resources Portland

A Selection of Over 3,000 Hardwood Flooring Options

Portland Hardwood Floor

Hardwood flooring is a term that typically covers several types of wood floor categories. There are solid and engineered , as well as bamboo flooring , which are often included under the category of hardwood. The different types represent different flooring materials, styles and finishes and also various wood floor uses and applications. Based on these differences, the pricing can vary dramatically from one type to another.

If you want to better understand the difference between Hardwood Floor, Engineered, Laminate Flooring and Bamboo Floors, check out this article.

Though there are a lot of benefits that can be attributed to selecting and installing wood flooring, we are going to list the top several that we believe are most important to Portland area customers.

The top benefits of hardwood flooring:

  1. Enhances the Look of Your Home
  2. Versatile applications
  3. Low Maintenance
  4. Strong and Durable
  5. Increase Acoustics
  6. Better Air Quality
  7. Long Lasting
  8. Eco-friendly
  9. Adds To Home Value
  10. No Color Fading
  11. Natural Patterns and Warmth
  12. Can Be Refinished
  13. Cost Effective
Which species are considered hardwood?

There are literally hundreds of materials available, so we have put together a list of common wood species that are typically used.

Alder – one of the fastest growing hardwoods, making it a sustainable, eco-friendly flooring material.

White Ash – belonging to the olive family, without edible fruit.

Beech – has distinctive streaks and whorls throughout.

Yellow Birch – is most commonly used for flooring from the birch family.

American Cherry – sometimes called fruitwood or black cherry

Brazilian Cherry – is a medium hued reddish wood with darker streaks and coarse grain texture

Hickory – is often considered interchangeable with pecan wood

Hard Maple – also known as sugar maple, and is common to North.

Mesquite – is found in north Mexico and across the southwest and Midwestern United States, most known for barbequing.

Red Oak – a general term used for more than 200 subspecies common to North America

White Oak – has grain that is open, with rays longer than that of red.

Padauk –an exotic wood indigenous to Central and West Africa.

Pecan – similar grain and look as Hickory

Pine (Southern Yellow) – wood from several evergreen.

Heart Pine – is typically reclaimed and recycled from old buildings

Sapele –is an exotic wood from Africa.

Brazilian Teak – Indigenous to South America, it is one of the hardest woods in the world.

Teak – True teak is native to regions of Southeast Asia, but is commonly grown in Central and South America.

Tiger Wood – From the forests of Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala and Mexico.

American Black Walnut –

Brazilian Walnut – Indigenous to South America.

Over 3,000 Flooring Options 

Whether you want solidengineered wood floors, inexpensive laminate wood flooring or bamboo flooring, we have the largest selection or wood floor colors, styles and finishes.

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hardwood flooring comes in many styles, colors and finishes

Hardwood Floor Types

There are many kinds of flooring to choose from, all with varying finishes and colors. The following is a partial list of the thousands of options we have available for you.

Wood Flooring Categories

Solid Floors

Engineered Flooring

Strand Woven Bamboo Floors

Exotic Wood Flooring

Handscraped Surface

Wide-Plank Style

Reclaimed Flooring

Bamboo Floors

Black Hardwood
Eco Friendly Flooring
Teak  Flooring
Vintage Flooring

Wood floor color tones come in multiple ranges of hues. Some of the standard wood floor color categories are:


Typical Surface Designs:

Wire Brushed

Standard Wood Floor Board Widths Available:

5 1/5″
5 5/8″
6 1/2″
6 3/8″
7 7/8″
7 9/16″
11 1/4″

Brands We Carry:

Our very own Simple Floors Wood Floor Brand

Premium Green Bamboo

Cascade Hardwoods

Other Name Brands We Carry

Mirage Wood Floors

Hallmark Floors



SLCC Floors

Urban Floors

Johnson Hardwoods

Monarch Plank

Shaw Hardwoods

Mercier Wood Flooring

Ark Flooring

Nature Flooring


The Cronin Company

D&M Flooring




T.A.S. Flooring


Hardwood Floor Resources

The most in depth hardwood floor resources available

Resources and Articles:

Ever wonder how hardwood floors and Bamboo flooring are made? Check it out!

Our Online Floor Catalog

Check out the Wood Floor Gallery

The Difference Between Hardwood, Engineered & Laminate

Get a FREE Flooring Quote

The Simple Floors Blog

Article: Top Portland Hardwood Flooring Stores

6 Considerations For Selecting New Hardwood Flooring

How to keep wood floors clean? Wood Floor Care and Cleaning – What You Need To Know

Price Guarantee!

We guarantee the best hardwood floor pricing!

We give a 110% price guarantee on any Simple Floors Factory Direct Brand Floor. So, if you find a lower delivered price with the same specifications for any of our Factory Direct Brand Wood Floors, we’ll match it and also give you 10% of the difference. We reserve the right to check the specifications of the competitors’ products to insure a fair comparison to our Factory Direct Flooring.