What is Janka Hardness?

  • The Janka Wood Hardness scale is a way to measure a wood’s resistance to dents, scratches and wear.
  • The higher the Janka rating for a wood species, the more resistant that particular wood is.
  • The Janka Hardness scale is commonly used in the flooring industry as a way to compare types of hardwood flooring.

For more information on this, and other subjects, visit the Gaylord Hardwood Flooring blog post: The Janka Hardness Scale