Exotic Hardwood Flooring

If you are in search of the best hardwood floor money can buy or are looking for a custom, one of a kind floor that will be the envy of all your friends and neighbors, exotic hardwood floors are the way to go. They work equally well in a variety of settings from the most contemporary of homes to a rustic cabin. Exotic hardwoods are fast becoming one of the hottest trends in home decorating but they do not usually come cheaply.

Choosing an Exotic Hardwood Floor

The wood used in higher end exotic wood flooring must be imported from the Far East, Australia, South America or Africa. There are over ninety varieties of exotic woods to choose from for your home improvement project. Each wood has its own unique character and color that should be matched to your surroundings and your tastes. You also need to be aware of the differences in the softness and hardness of different woods so you know what will work best on floors that get heavy traffic.

There are several varieties of exotic hardwood that will hold up very well to heavy traffic and will look great for years with a minimal amount of maintenance. Brazilian walnut flooring and teak are two of the toughest woods which justify the higher price because they will stand up to normal wear and last for a lifetime. Tiete rosewood and Santos mahogany are also considered to be tough and will continue to look good over a long period of time.

Installers of fine exotic hardwood also recommend African Wenge wood for those looking for something unique. Its ebony color will go with almost any room. If you are looking for something deeper and richer, AfricanĀ  or Doussie Cherry work very well in a library or dining room. Jatoba wood which is also sometimes sold under the name Brazilian Cherry is one of the most popular of all of the exotic woods being installed in homes today. It adds elegance, warmth and a touch of class while also being extremely tough.

More Reasons to Choose Exotic Hardwood Flooring

Installing hardwood in your home is an excellent investment because it will add to the resale value of your house should you ever decide to move. There are also health benefits over carpet which should be considered. Exotic hardwood floors are hypoallergenic while carpet retains dust and dander which can go unnoticed and aggravate allergies.