Some species of hardwood include oak, cherry and maple. There are also multiple types of ash and poplar species. Within each of these general species are even more types of hardwoods to choose from.
Hardwood is often used for flooring in a home, as well as a variety of other woodworking projects. It is durable, long-lasting and provides the natural grain that only real wood products can provide. There are hundreds of varieties of hardwoods that grow in the United States alone, not to mention the many exotic varieties found elsewhere in the world. Hardwoods are from trees that feature fruits or nuts and broad leaves.