Exotic hardwood flooring is a great way to make a statement about your distinctive taste in home décor. These days, new advances in technology have made it possible to get almost any species of wood in laminate and engineered hardwood flooring for an affordable price. Unfortunately, those same advances have done little to lower the price of real exotic hardwood.

Exotic hardwood flooring does have several advantages over common hardwood. Many species, including Brazilian teak, Tiete rosewood and Santos mahogany, rank high on the Janka hardness scale, giving them longevity even in high traffic settings. When you consider the cost of replacing floors damaged by scratches and wear, buying long-lasting exotic hardwood may be more affordable in the long run.

If it’s an exotic look you want, consider bamboo – a species of grass that is often grouped with hardwood flooring. Bamboo plants replenish themselves quickly, giving bamboo flooring a “green” quality that most hardwood floors don’t have. Bamboo is also adaptable to a wide number of surfaces, and can be fixed to plywood or even concrete.

With so many varieties of exotic hardwood flooring, finding the right choice can be overwhelming. Let the experts at Floor Coverings International in Chicago IL make the search easier. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home estimate.

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