Wood Floor species
There are 4 types of wood floor species: light, medium, dark, exotic
When choosing the right species of wood flooring for your home is strictly a matter of style, budget and personal preference. More than 50 domestic and imported species of wood flooring are available on a market today.
Light colored woods make a room appear more open and airy. These woods
lend themselves to a more contemporarily look
Medium colored woods make a room appear more warm and cozy. These woods lend themselves to a more casual look. Typical medium wood species include hickory and oak. Dark colored woods make a room appear more stately and refined. These woods
lend themselves to a more
formal look. Typical dark wood species include mahogany and walnut.
New to the hardwood scene are exotic species, which can run the gamut of colors. Bubinga, which originates in Africa, can appear pink, red, or reddish brown with purple
streaks or veins. Australian Cypress ranges from cream colored to honey-gold,
with dark brown knot holes. Purpleheart, which originates in Mexico, has a brown heartwood that will age to a deep purple or purplish brown. Burmese
Teak from Asia varies from a yellowish brown to a dark golden brown.
Wenge, which originates in Africa, will age to a very deep brown, almost black, color.
We got some great selection of exotic hardwood floors .Please see the list above on the picture or visit our showroom at 3100 N Elston in Chicago