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4 Popular Exotic Hardwood Floors

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In simpler times, when you wanted hardwood floors, you had one choice: Oak. You could be daring and choose Maple or decide between Red Oak or White Oak. Then mahogany and teak started showing up. But now, the hottest trends for hardwood floors aren't even woods. Cork is a popular choice for an easy-on-the-feet floor that is environmentally friendly as well very durable, but let's look at some the latest "wood" flooring trends.

Bamboo. Environmentally friendly, this is a grass, not wood. It matures in three years and requires no replanting. With a very distinctive pattern and narrow 3/8" strips, it provides for a very striking floor. Inexperience in production and installation may cause problems however with this option. Unless you really love the look or especially want an eco-friendly home, I'd wait a few more years before using bamboo flooring. See how it looks at: http://www.buildinggreen.com/auth/article.cfm?fileName=061005c.xml

Brazilian Cherry. A truly beautiful hardwood (shown above) that's becoming very popular right now. With an open grain like Oak, this hardwood darkens in sunlight to a deep cherry color. In fact, it darkens very quickly, so keep the throw rugs up for at least three months to keep the color even. See an example at: http://www.exoticwoodflooring.com/exotic_woodfloor_species/brazilian_cherry.htm

Bolivian or Brazilian Rosewood. Very similar to it's cherry cousin in look and quick darkening color. It's also very popular. Take a look at: http://www.exoticwoodflooring.com/exotic_woodfloor_species/bolivian_rosewood.htm

Santos Mahogany. Another hardwood from South American that offers the look of Mahogany but is harder or more durable. Check it out at: http://www.exoticwoodflooring.com/exotic_woodfloor_species/santos_mahogany.htm

And if that weren't enough, see these other exotic hardwood flooring options: http://www.exoticwoodflooring.com/exotic_woodfloor_species/woodspecies.htm




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Julie Lohmeier is the veteran of numerous home remodeling and building projects. From working hands on and doing much of the work herself to hiring contractors and construction managers, she has seen the entire spectrum of home improvement. She shares her remodeling tips, home decorating ideas, and other various rants at http://www.myhomeredux.com. Subscribe to her free newsletter at: http://myhomeredux.typepad.com/blog/2005/09/get_my_home_red_2.html @copyright 2006, Julie Lohmeier, www.myhomeredux.com

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