Q: Which wood is the most hardwearing?
A: Please see Janka table for hardness of woods, the higher the number the harder the wood. The Janka (or side) hardness test measures the force required to embed a .444 inch steel ball to half its diameter in wood. This is one of the best measures of the ability of wood species to withstand denting and wear. It is also a good indicator of how hard a species is to saw or nail.