Exotic Hardwood Flooring

August 8, 2008
exotic hardwood flooring
Exotic hardwood flooring is special because of its unusual colors and wood grains, and because sometimes the wood varies from tree to tree. Be careful to select a wood that’s not endangered or so popular it will cause people to rape the forest to make money in providing the wood to consumers.

The floors of your home have a big impact upon how your home looks and feels. You may think floors are only functional, but they can give your home an entire new look and feel with great beauty and style. Exotic hardwood flooring is one option to consider for something special, because it comes in a wide variety of different looks to give your home great visual detail and beauty. Here are some exotic hardwood flooring options for you to consider.

Sambawood has an unusual look with its great range of colors and veining from very dark to very light. The sharp distinctions and change in colors gives floors an exotic look. It’s moderately hard with a 2000 rating on the Janka scale.
Tigerwood has beautiful ranges of color from a light reddish brown to an orange red are enhanced even more by the darker striping that runs through the flooring planks. It rates 1850-2160 on the Janka scale, making it a hard wood. It is sure to give your home a new detailing that will give it great style that will give you years of enjoyment and beauty.
Jatoba, or Brazilian Cherry, ranking 2820-2350 on the Janka scale, is one of the most common choices of exotic hardwood flooring. This flooring is characterized by the red and brown color with pink undertones that goes with a wide variety of different decorating styles. It has a distinctive graining that gives it great character and detailing. This flooring choice is very hard and stable, which makes it durable for use in your home.
Cumaru, also known as Brazilian Teak, is one of the hardest woods you can find (a Janka rating of 3540). The colors in this exotic hardwood flooring ranges from tans to medium and dark browns. The veining and texture of the wood flooring is chestnut in tone, which gives it a warm and inviting look.
Tatajuba is yellow when first installed, but it gradually turns to a light to medium brown, or even adark maroon color after normal use and with sun exposure of three to eight months. The graining of this exotic hardwood flooring is very unusual, which adds great visual interest to your room. With a moderate hardness, 2220 on the Janka hardness scale, this floor will look great for a long time.
Incensio/Cabriuva, or Santos Mahogany, is characterized by the dark reddish brown color that has unusual texture of curves and whirls. This beautiful flooring has a ribbon-like pattern that adds life and flow to any room in your home. Exposure to light mutes the color a bit over time to give it an even more appealing character and feel. It’s a fairly hard wood with a 2200-2320 Janka score. This wood is similar to Santa Maria (or Maria Rosa) wood.
You can lay any of these hardwood floors individually, or you can mix and match with various patterns to create a design. Taking advantage of the different colors and veining of these woods can make your exotic floor look even more breathtaking by blending the different woods.
The world of exotic hardwood flooring is wide and varied. You can find flooring from almost anywhere in the world that you can imagine to help add value and vitality to your room and home. Exotic hardwood flooring can give your home new life and beauty that you will enjoy for many years to come.

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