Hardwood flooring is a durable, classic choice for any home or office. Of course, shopping for hardwood flooring isn’t as simple as picking up the phone and placing an order for the square footage needed to fill your space. As with any other flooring choice, you’ll need to choose the wood species you’d like to use in your home. Among the most popular choices today are exotic species.
For decades, oak flooring has more or less been what was meant when homeowners talked about hardwood flooring. Oak is incredibly durable and lovely, which makes it a top choice. However, new design trends mean that oak’s golden tones aren’t always desirable.
Exotic Maple Hardwood
Maple flooring is available in a wide variety of finishes including natural and darker shades. Maple is a classic American choice that can complement any decor or architectural style. It is also considered a sustainable choice because it matures relatively quickly and has a proven track record of durability.
Exotic Oak Hardwood
Perhaps the most classic of all hardwood flooring choices, oak is still popular because of its warmth and durability. While it does take decades for an oak tree to mature, this type of flooring has a proven track record of durability and is still present in many turn-of-the-century homes.
More exotic hardwood flooring options in the next post. Stay tuned!