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What Are the Advantages of Chestnut Wood Flooring?

By Sheri Cyprus
Updated May 16, 2024
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Chestnut wood flooring has many advantages, including an attractive light to medium brown color that tends to go well with other woods. It also has a coarse, interesting grain to add pattern and appeal. Excellent for high-traffic locations, chestnut wood floors tend to remain stable and well-glued to the sub-floor. Chestnut wood flooring is also available in a wide range of types to meet all budget levels and climate needs.

Many kinds of chestnut flooring are affordable, especially the engineered type. When a floor with a strong resistance to swelling or shrinking due to changes in humidity is needed, engineered chestnut wood flooring can be an effective, affordable choice. Since engineered wooden floors are made up of layers rather than one layer, it is even more stable than the solid wood type of flooring. Engineered chestnut has the advantage of being a great flooring option for a finished basement for its ability to remain stable.

For people looking to add a unique look, Brazilian chestnut wood flooring is a popular choice. Residential and commercial contractors use it for elegant, high-traffic areas. Since most of this type of chestnut is derived from the Brazilian rainforest, eco-friendly flooring is typically favored. That such beautiful wood can be obtained without harming the resources of the important geographical area it's native to is a strong advantage. The exotic look with distinctive medium to coarse grain patterns is another much appreciated advantage of chestnut wood flooring from Brazil.

California chestnut is often appreciated for its warm, honey tone. Other types of American chestnut wood flooring may have slightly darker honey hues. As much of the American chestnut flooring used today is from reclaimed wooden planks from barns and old commercial buildings, this wood has the advantage of having a rustic appearance. Streaks of cream and cinnamon colors in the honey color are also seen as a great stylish look.

Many people appreciate the mix of light and medium tones that are in most types of chestnut. For flooring choices, this can be advantageous in creating an interesting appearance that may also help conceal smudges until cleaning time. The different streaks or grains of color in chestnut wood flooring can be a strong advantage when there is more than one wood color in a room. For example, if a kitchen or bathroom has cabinets in one tone and wooden window trim and doors in another, a multi-hued chestnut flooring can help tie in the different wood colors in the room.

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Discussion Comments
By Ocelot60 — On Jul 09, 2014

@rundocuri- Chestnut wood flooring is beautiful and durable, and should last for decades with proper care. It should also keep its unique colors when kept clean and moisturized.

First of all, your friend should make sure that she keeps her kitchen floor clean and free of grease and grime. In this busy area where food will likely be dropped onto the floor, she should sweep it at least once a day.

Your friend should mop her chestnut floor at least once a week with mild soap and water to keep it from developing a dull appearance. This will prevent dirt from building up in this high-traffic room.

The final step that your friend should take when caring for her floor is to use a cleaner with a moisturizer for hard wood floors at least once a month. This will keep chestnut wood from cracking or warping, and will also bring out its natural hues and shine. If she follows these steps, your friend will have beautiful kitchen flooring that will last for years.

By Rundocuri — On Jul 08, 2014

Does anyone have some tips for keeping a California chestnut wood floor looking its best? I have a friend that just bought a house that has this type of wood flooring in the kitchen. She loves the mixed brown tones, and wants to keep them looking great.

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