When it comes time to replace your wood flooring, the usual options are always available. You can throw something like a nice pine or a deep chestnut down and no one will say anything beyond the usual, “Oh, that looks really nice!” There are more options, of course; you’ll never run out of options when it comes to selecting your new floor. The problem is that some of the more exotic flooring options are not always easy to find, or really advertised. What are they, and do they offer any additional benefits beyond something pretty and unique to look at?
Luckily for you, the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey are well informed when it comes to this sort of thing, and we are here to share our knowledge.
Here are some basic tips about the exotic flooring options available to you.
The first thing that you need to keep in mind with exotic flooring is that for the most part, it is going to be imported. Everyone knows that the finest and rarest of goods come from a faraway land, and that is no different here. You will commonly find the wood that makes up the majority of exotic flooring comes from places like Brazil, Australia, Africa and the Middle East. Other than that, however, it’s basically the same as getting wood flooring from somewhere here in America. Now, this is going to drive the price of the material up, but you don’t purchase something exotic because it is going to be a bargain. According to Home Advisor, exotic woods sit at the high end of the wood flooring scale, and will run you somewhere between $8-$14 per square foot, with another $4-$8 in installation costs. That is a pretty serious chunk of change, so you need to be absolutely certain exotic is the way you want to go before you commit.
Now that the numbers are out of the way, let’s get onto the good news. Exotic woods are going to last, so once you have it in place, you do not need to worry about replacing it for some time, and because they have a high quality finish, the amount of maintenance required is lower than normal as well. There are many, many options, including Brazilian cherry, Brazilian mahogany, Brazilian ebony, Almendrillo, and probably the most common option, Tigerwood. With this many options, you are bound to find something you love that you would not normally find, and most of the distributors we here at Ozburn-Hessey do business with carry all of these types. Each type is unique, and within each species is another level of rarity, meaning that each floor is guaranteed to be something you’ve never seen before, with a level of personality not seen in other types of woods.
If you think exotic wood flooring is just the thing you need to get your home or business to the next level, then give the professionals here at Ozburn-Hessey a call, and let’s fit you with something unique, just like you.