West Houston HardwoodBirch is one of the many great hardwood species available to homeowners in the greater West Houston area. This hardwood brings a light look to your home with beautiful color variation. Read on to learn more about birch from the experts at Floor Coverings International West Houston.

Design Benefits

Birch is known as a “blonde” hardwood due to its light color. Blonde hardwoods are great for opening up a space and making it feel bigger and brighter. Natural light bounces off the light-colored floors to create the illusion of more space. This is great for homes with small rooms or low ceilings.


Birch hardwood can either be taken from the heartwood or sapwood of the tree. Wood from the heartwood is a darker shade with red undertones, while wood from the sapwood is lighter with yellow undertones. Planks can be installed with both for a beautiful color variation, or just from one part of the tree for a more uniform look.


Birch is a durable hardwood that will look beautiful in your home for many years. Durability does vary depending on the type of birch installed. For example, paper birch is a bit softer, ranking at 910 on the Janka hardness scale. Sweet birch, on the other hand, is very durable with a ranking of 1470. Our trained design associates can help you select the birch that is best for your particular home.

Birch Hardwood Experts in West Houston

Are you ready for your dream floors? At Floor Coverings International West Houston, we carry a wide variety of different hardwoods for you to pick from. We bring our mobile showroom right to your home and help you select your new floors! We make it easy. Schedule a free in-home design consultation today. We proudly serve the greater West Houston and Sugar Land areas and look forward to working with you.

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