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“Your knowledge of the various wood species and the complexities associated with each one is very assuring. I would highly recommend you and your company to anyone considering installing new wood flooring.”
-- Dominick S., General Contractor

Mother Earth has provided us with a huge variety of wood species, each with its own character, color, grain pattern, and hardness.  These are lighter in color, reflecting more light than the medium or deeper tones. Create any color of the rainbow by adding a stain that can completely change the look of the wood, or merely enhance its character. We can provide you with hardwood floor information and samples from our showroom for all of the woods on the list.

Chris has almost 3 decades of experience in installing exotic woods and many of the species listed below are represented in our portfolio. Most of these species are available in solid and engineered, and both prefinished and unfinished.  We have what you need for installation in your Tampa Bay home!

Visit our showroom to view these beautiful woods and learn which ones will be best in your home.


ash wood
Ash: The outer portions of Ash wood flooring planks usually have light almond tones, while the heartwood tends to be a deep reddish-brown. Similar to White Oak but more yellow in tone, Ash is an excellent choice for a light to medium toned floor, and offers excellent impact resistance.

Australian Cypress Flooring Tampa
Australian Cypress: A true pine native to Australia, this species is normally used where a knotty pine look is desired but the application requires a harder wood. There is a high degree of color variability in Australian Cypress, as the sapwood can be cream or straw-colored, while the heartwood ranges from honey-gold to brown, with darker knots throughout to add character. Over time there may be some slight ambering or muting of color tones.

bamboo flooring.
Bamboo: Bamboo flooring is an excellent alternative to tree wood because Bamboo, actually a grass, grows at a spectacular rate.  It varies in hardness depending on the type of product that is made from the raw material. Available in several colors and styles, Bamboo flooring compliments any interior design, from ultra-contemporary to the more traditional.

Birch Wood Flooring
Birch: The sapwood of this beautiful wood is creamy yellow or white in Yellow Birch and the heartwood is light reddish brown tinged with red. Sweet Birch has light colored sapwood and the heartwood is dark brown tinged with red. The wood is of medium hardness with a straight and even textured grain.

cyprus wood floors
Cypress (American Bald Cypress): Cypress is a soft wood, with a closed grain. Its sapwood is a darker cream color while the heartwood is honey-gold to reds with darker knots throughout.

Hickory wood flooring.
Hickory: Hickory heartwood is tan or reddish; sapwood is white to cream, with fine brown lines. There are often pronounced differentiations in color between spring wood and summer wood. Its grain is closed, with moderate definition and it is a very hard wood. Pecan and Hickory are traditionally mixed by flooring mills in solid wood flooring.

maple hardwood floors
Maple: The sapwood of Maple is a lovely creamy white, while the heartwood ranges from creamy white to light reddish brown. There are several species of Maple, and they vary in hardness.

Pecan Flooring Tampa
Pecan: Pecan heartwood is reddish brown with dark brown stripes and the sapwood is white or creamy white with pinkish tones. Its grain is open, occasionally wavy or irregular. There are often pronounced differences in color between spring wood and summer wood. Pecan is one of the hardest woods available for wood flooring. Pecan and Hickory are traditionally mixed by flooring mills.

Pine Wood Flooring
Pine: Pine describes a whole variety of wood species on many continents. In the species is traditionally broken down into three main subgroups, White Pine, Yellow Pine, and Red Pine. The sapwood of Pine is usually light yellowish-white to yellowish-tan, while the heartwood is light orange-yellow to red or yellowish-brown in color. It has a closed, straight grain, varying in figuring amongst the species. Pine woods vary widely in hardness from species to species.

Satinwood flooring
Satinwood (Yellow Heart): Both the sapwood and heartwood of Satinwood (Yellow Heart) are golden tan to orange in color. Although it is a harder species of wood, Satinwood's durability with regard to wear is somewhat lower than other woods.

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