Exotic Flooring: More Than a Name

This interpretation continues on when considering an “exotic” hardwood floor. Beyond what is offered at local home improvement stores, exotic flooring is offered by only those distributors that are dedicated to the preservation of tropical forests and regions of which woods are harvested and manufactured into exotic hardwood flooring materials for personal residences or places of business. Rich in texture, grains and character, exotic hardwood flooring is not commonly found in new home construction other than hi-end homes, due to the cost per square foot associated with many exotic flooring species. Until recently, exotic flooring has been considered to be the premiere hardwood flooring material and although remaining an exclusive choice in hardwood flooring material, exotic flooring material prices have been reduced, opening markets to potential purchasers with increased interest.
Depending on grade and species selected and there are many, exotic wood typically ranges from $4.00 per square foot to well over $30.00 per square foot plus installation charges. With bamboo exotic flooring being the least expensive while retaining the exotic terminology, bamboo exotic flooring can be purchased at reasonable prices that fit into even the most restricted guidelines. With an unlimited selection of pre-finished colors, bamboo flooring offers an attractive flooring concept based on the deep reach beauty that bamboo flooring is noted for.
Selecting exotic wood requires fore- thought, research and dedication to the facts presented in determining an exotic flooring material that best suits individual taste and installation requirements. Far too many times, consumers are mis-lead by over-zealous sales representatives in purchasing an exotic hardwood flooring material that has little or no effect on the correct flooring that will meet or exceed all of the desired requirements, resulting in the purchasing of a flooring material that only adds to commission checks not long lasting value and durability sought. Purchasing an exotic flooring material should be conducted through reputable companies with a knowledgeable and experienced sales staff dedicated to customer complete satisfaction which will aid in the selection of the appropriate exotic hardwood.
While exotic hardwood will add value to any home, pre-selecting the desired color and species of an hardwood often entails more than the cost per square foot of the material. Exotic hardwood flooring is normally installed by experienced professionals with many years of experience in installing exotic flooring materials resulting in an additional cost per square foot normally $3-$4, depending on the material being installed. Installation of rare species of exotic flooring may result in increased installation costs of $6-$7.00 per square foot due to rarity of material being installed.
Upon installation of exotic hardwoods, home and business owners are rest assured that the beauty and durability of the wood selected will last far beyond previously set expectations, adding elegance, comfort and warmth in the purchasing a material that is more than a name.

David Metz

Author: David Metz

Friend of animals everywhere. Music fan. Thinker. Twitteraholic. Blogger

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *