If you’re looking to update your old hardwood floors and want to try something unique, getting new flooring in an exotic wood species may be the way to go. Read on to learn the benefits of installing exotic hardwood floors with Floor Coverings International Shallotte.

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Unique Design

Exotic species can provide beautiful hardwood floors with unique pattern, color variation, graining, and undertones. These species, though often requiring more care during the installation process, can become the focal point of a room. An exotic species that offers unique graining is Australian cypress, which features subtle swirls of gold color variation with deep graining. Alternatively, tigerwood is an exotic species that offers a striking tiger pattern, which can easily be incorporated into many room themes. As for unique color and undertones, Brazilian cherry and purpleheart offer vibrant color and bring personality to every room they’re installed in.


Adding value to your home is a large benefit of installing authentic exotic hardwood floors. Exotic wood species from Africa, Southeast Asia, and Australia are far less common in homes than domestic wood species. This makes them a rare, high-end feature and a unique selling point for future homebuyers.

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Though hardness levels vary among exotic species, many of them are even harder than common domestic species. This is beneficial because your exotic hardwood floors have the potential to be so durable that they will require little to no maintenance. However, hard exotic woods can be challenging to install, so you should make sure to have a professional handle them for you.

Your Next Step

As many exotic species require different installation techniques in order to be successful, it’s important to make sure your product choice and installation is done with the help of experts. Additionally, Floor Coverings International Shallotte can help you navigate different exotic species in order to find authentic and ethically sourced flooring products. Book with us today to schedule a free, in-home consultation and explore our selection. We are proud to serve Shallotte, Ocean Isle Beach, Southport & St. James and the surrounding areas.

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