West Palm Beach, FL's love affair with hardwood flooring is no secret. However, a growing crowd of residents who are looking for something with a little more flair, a little more spice, are turning to exotic hardwoods to brighten the atmosphere of their homes, and add that certain level of visual sizzle that traditional hardwoods sometimes lack.
Quantum Floors knows that our customers come to us for our knowledge of flooring, and our amazing selection of wood species. Exotics are no exception. So we thought we would share a bit of this knowledge with you, so that you can choose the exotic hardwood flooring your West Palm Beach home deserves. Here is a quick guide to the three most popular exotic hardwoods we offer.
Without a doubt, Brazilian Cherry is one of the most popular exotic hardwood choices on the market today. Ranging in color from reddish/brown to reddish/blonde, with a little bit of very deep red here and there, this extremely durable wood is a popular choice for mosaic floors. It is also cherished for the fact that sunlight only deepens the rich color of this wood instead of fading it.
This species of hardwood is flashy and dramatic. Tigerwood has a striking variety of color as well as a rich grain. Its golden blond or light brown background is vividly contrasted by dark stripes that pop and draw the eye. This exotic hardwood is best used in wide planks to avoid making a room appear too "busy".
Santos Mahogany is a prized exotic species, because it is harder than traditional mahogany which is generally considered too soft for use in flooring. Its color ranges from light orange/brown to a dark red, almost purple, brown. This rich hardwood is fairly color fast and undergoes only mild color muting over time.
There you have it!--- a crash course on our three most popular exotic hardwoods. If you are in the market for hardwood flooring, exotic or otherwise, in West Palm Beach, FL, call or stop in at one of our three showroom locations in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, or Ft. Lauderdale, FL. We hope to see you soon!