What’s So Trendy About Exotic That Everyone Went Crazy Over It?
“Exotic” is the name given to wood,
mostly hardwood, from distant ground. Because they originate mostly in the tropics, South America, Asia and Africa, the name was a clear and attractive alternative. Due to their unusual colors and grain patterns, they appear “foreign” to American eyes.
You can see Mother Nature’s handiwork in dark red and brown unwanted colors, with hints of charcoal,
blue, or blonde, and you can find it in Brazilian cherry, Brazilian cherry, Santos mahogany, Australian cypress, wagen, amandine, eucalyptus, As will be found in names. And Purpleheart. The colors are so striking that many extensions are prefabricated without stains. Because the natural color conforms to the entire plank, sanding and reorientation are simply required to restore the original exotic beauty.
They may be foreign, but they are not fragile.
Exotics are tougher than their American hardwood cousins, often two to three times the North American Red Oak. In the hands of better-quality manufacturers, exotics become even more difficult with precise milling for executive milling and long-wearing finishes such as aluminum oxide.
Most countries now have strict laws requiring sustainable forestry practices, and they work hand-in-hand with better brand-name wood flooring brands.
The process first begins with taking down weak,
old and thin trees and uses precision cuttings to take out every square inch from every piece, whether the end-product is solid or engineered. Because exotics mostly grow in tropical regions, they grow and replenish themselves much faster than we have here in more temperate climates.
Exotic wood flooring can be used in formal or informal settings.
Grains and colors of Brazilian cherries and Santos mahogany are favorites for more formal decoration. The light colors of eucalyptus or Brazilian maple work well in contemporary settings.
And the Australian cypress’s “knotted” and striped look lends to designs ranging from casual to rustic. The rich colors, from blond to ebony, open up a new world of personalization with new features like hand lines.
Maybe it’s a simple light border to frame stunning black African wood.
or a herringbone in mahogany, but these days hardwood floors are a little luxury that anyone can afford. Come and discover the world of exotic wood flooring. Let us show you the latest exotic styles, design and installation techniques and of course, products and services to keep that new floor world-class.