Hardwood is one of the most popular and sought after types of flooring. Hardwood flooring presents a combination of beauty and durability that you would rarely have from other flooring types. Hardwood flooring comes in Maple, Pecan, Beech, Cherry, Oak, Pine, Birch, Walnut, Hickory and more. This type of flooring provides a long-lasting product, wear resistant surface that could be refinished if necessary. However, certain types of hardwood flooring might darken with age and some others could shrink and expand creating gaps in the floor surface.