Wednesday, November 14, 2018
 

Exotic Hardwood Flooring Reviews

Exotic hardwood flooring (Exotic wood flooring | Exotic wood floors)

Exotic1Exotic Hardwood Floors have been around for a long time, the popularity of the seemingly endless types of wood species and their unique exotic natural colors can only conger up more ways to use them within any floor installation layout and budget.  From their rich deep reddish brown color to their pale olive tan highlights and even their Black Walnut colors make any room warm, unique and stand out. Exotic wood flooring comes with some very foreign sounding botanical names like “Jatoba – Wenge – Santos Mahogany” from vast regions of the world that due to their growing climate and soil conditions produce highly desirable natural colors. Most Exotic hardwood flooring are very hard in density making it a great choice for flooring in high trafficked areas.  Most Exotic Hardwood Flooring darkens with age within several months after installation which even make the color even richer looking.  Some Exotic wood flooring manufacturer’s collections even have a stain applied to enhance the true beauty of the graining within the hardwood flooring.

Exotic wood flooring is available in both engineered and solid versions in varying thicknesses from 5/16 – 3/4 inch thick.

Exotic hardwood flooring also comes in varying board widths from 2-1/4 – 8-3/4 wider or wider.

Buying Engineered Exotic Hardwood Flooring helps us all become Eco friendly because of obtaining more yield during the manufacturing process thus helping protect the forests.

Some Exotic wood flooring species names are:

Sucupira (Royal Walnut) , Ipe (Brazilian Walnut) , Brazilian Rosewood, Cumaru (Brazilian Teak) , Angelim (Ironwood) Caramel, Kempas , Lepacho, Pradoo, Sakura, Brazilian Ruby Ironwood, Pangali Ironwood

Amendoim , Angico , Brazilian Cherry, Brazilian Teak, Brazilian Walnut, Santos Mahogany, Tiete Rosewood, Tigerwood, Maduro Chestnut, Oscuro Tigerwood, Tiete Chestnut, Macchiato Pecan

Environmental Factors:

SlashcuttingBecause of the high demand over the last 50 years of Exotic wood flooring it has been terribly exploited. Because of the lack of responsibility by some manufacturers that practiced deforestation and slash cut the forests where these trees grew, left the land barren. This barren land leads to soil run off into rivers and streams polluting them for many years, killing off the fish and animals that depend on them for water.  We are all to blame when it comes to the greed of supply and demand.


Treefarms

One of the ways Hosking Hardwood Flooring is helping stop this environmental ruin is to only purchase our exotic wood flooring from manufacturers who harvest their trees from plantations or tree farms or in areas where that particular government has allowed managed logging. We cannot continue to turn a blind eye to the animals that depend on their habitat or our own eventual extinction simply because we want to profit from or want beautiful flooring today. The newly enacted government law called the Lacy act that is now in affect puts harsh penalties for those who try and import logs from illegal areas or ones that cannot prove where that lumber came from.

 

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