Exotic species of flooring have also become extremely popular amongst homeowners. Exotic species are sought out from distinct parts of the world and include woods such as Brazilian Cherry, Santos Mahogany, Tigerwood, Cumaru, Bamboo, Teak, and many more. Exotic species can add personal distinction to any room with their unique grain patterns, thereby enhancing the charm and beauty of your home.
Bamboo flooring is one of the hottest flooring trends. Designers everywhere are recommending bamboo as an alternative to hardwood floors. Bamboo flooring has been used for centuries in Asia because of its beauty, hardness, durability and environmental friendliness. Recognized as the fastest-growing plant on earth, bamboo offers 25 times the yield of hardwood, yet is much more sustainable and renewable. Properly harvested, bamboo is harder than red oak and maple. No longer limited to a few colors, today’s bamboo floors are brimming with colors and textures with the same design appeal as hardwood flooring
With the advent of click engineered hardwood, installing a hardwood floor in the basement is even easier. No longer does the basement concrete need to be raised or prepared in any special way to accommodate traditional engineered floors that were nailed or glued down. As a result, homeowners are now looking more than ever towards engineered floors as a cost effective option to putting hardwood in basements. And thanks to their inherent stability with regards to humidity changes, engineered floors are a risk free alternative to traditional solid hardwood floors in basements.
Hardwood flooring for the kitchen creates a warm and inviting living space while providing a surface that is easier on the legs than tile. A premium choice for kitchens, hardwood floors can add a classic look to your cooking environment. Exotic species have inherent strength and durability over traditional hardwoods such as oak and maple, making them an ideal choice for kitchens. Also, the increasing availability of these exotic species has made it more affordable therefore it has now become a popular choice for high traffic areas such as kitchens.