Exotic Hardwood Flooring

Exotic Hardwood Flooring

Exotic Hardwood Collection encompasses some of the most unique and beautiful species in the world. Most of these species have high Janka ratings, making these wood flooring products many times more dent-resistant than standard oaks.
All of the tongue and groove (T&G) exotic flooring is premium grade, environmentally responsible, and manufactured to the highest standards. Many of these products are available 100% FSC Certified, making them ideal for LEED Certified and Green Building projects. Using our FSC certified exotics can contribute to points in the LEED certification of a building project (MRc7).

The prefinished T&G flooring has micro-beveled edges, and a 35% gloss aluminum oxide-based finish to perfectly match the prefinished medallions. The finishing process that is used is the most advanced on the market, balancing clear presentation of the wood grain with optimal durability. Both prefinished and unfinished product is available as a solid or engineered plank.

While regularly stocking an assortment of hardwood species, there are  23+ distinct exotic species available for custom orders, many of which have FSC certification- from Brazilian Cherry to Patagonian Ebony. The wood species are listed below:

Bolivian Rosewood – This dark and white chocolate-colored South American hardwood, commonly known as Morado or Ibiramoroti , is 53% harder than Red Oak. This dramatic exotic hardwood can be prepared with or without the cream-colored sapwood streaks.

Bolivian Soto – This exotic species from South America is one of the most durable hardwoods in the world. When first milled, Bolivian Soto is tannish-pink with pronounced brown stripes. Over time, however, the wood matures to a deep red with striking black stripes. This hardwood, commonly known as Quebracho or Axe-Breaker, is 210% harder than Red Oak.

Brazilian Maple – This creamy blonde-colored South American hardwood, more commonly known as Guatambu, Goiabao, or Pau Marfin, is 19% harder than Red Oak. This exotic hardwood exhibits a subtle, three-dimensional grain, making it a very unique product.

Patagonian Cherry – This exotic species from South America is one of the most durable and dimensionally stable hardwoods in the world. With time, Patagonian Cherry undergoes a slight color change from a rose color to a salmon color. This hardwood, commonly known as Kuruguay or Sirari, is 120% harder than Red Oak, and can be custom-stained to match any decór.

Patagonian Rosewood – This exotic species from South America is one of the most unique hardwoods in the world. When first milled, Patagonian Rosewood is a light gray color with pronounced black stripes. Over time, the wood matures to a reddish-brown with more subtle striping. This hardwood, commonly known as Curupay, is 120% harder than Red Oak.

Patagonian Walnut – This chocolate-colored South American hardwood, more commonly known as Lapacho, Tajibo or Ipe, is more than 185% harder than Red Oak, making it one of the most durable in the world. Patagonian Walnut has a natural resistance to fungi and wood-boring insects, and is sought-after for both high-end residential and commercial installations.