Exotic Hardwood Flooring

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Beautiful Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood floors are as popular as ever with homeowners but nowadays more people are starting to seek out those hardwood flooring options that are a little bit more unusual – something that will give their home a very unique look.

Here is a brief look at some of the more exotic hardwoods that are becoming hotter every day.

Jatoba

or Brazilian Cherry as it is often known – is a beautiful red/brown exotic that is one of the hardest hardwoods available anywhere.

Its interlocking grain has an underlying golden luster that immediately imparts a sense of warmth to any room, especially to one that is a little larger and was perhaps previously rather uninviting.

Lapacho/Brazilian Walnut

This beautifully durable hardwood boasts a massive range of colors and tones, everything from a soft olive brown to a deep dark hue that is almost black under certain lighting. The slightly yellower sapwood can also be utilized when the flooring planks are being created to produce some truly unique patterns and textures.

Cabreuva

This is a species of exotic hardwood that brings a touch of unique beauty to any room it isinstalled in.

Its wide range of color variations – its sapwood tends to be made of of delicate light browns while the heartwood is a dark, luscious purple red – means that a cabreuva hardwood floor is an instant talking point in any home.

Tiger Wood

For people who prefer their hardwood floors to err a little more on the light side, tiger wood may be the perfect choice. The heart wood of the tiger wood tree is a delicate reddish golden brown and the sapwood a brownish gray that can almost appear white. When a tiger wood hardwood floor is installed any room instantly gains a brighter, lighter feeling, great for a smaller room.

These are just a few of the hardwood species that are available for the homeowner to choose from today, there are many more, each of them with their own extraordinary look. What they all have in common is that when you are choosing a new hardwood floor they are all worth taking into consideration.

Another thing you should consider carefully is who you choose to install your new hardwood floors. Even the tiniest of mistakes can impact the overall look of the whole floor so take the time to find a flooring contractor with a good reputation .

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This article was published on 2010/12/18