The most popular types of hardwood flooring are also some of the strongest and most readily available woods. These include oak, cherry, maple, walnut, ash, mahogany, and bamboo, although technically bamboo is a grass. Oak, maple, and cherry are the sturdiest of woods on this list and are prevalent in the United States, making them cost effective. There are exotic types such as teak and mesquite, but they do come with a higher price tag . There is also reclaimed and salvaged flooring, also called “preowned,”, which are fancy terms for used flooring, that can be reconditioned and reused at an affordable price.