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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 medium in color, showing the rich gold, red and brown tones of nature. We can provide you with hardwood floor information and samples from our showroom for all of the woods on the list. Create any color of the rainbow by adding a stain that can completely change the look of the wood, or merely enhance its character. 

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.

Koa wood floors.
Acacia (Caribbean Koa, Hawaiian Koa): The depth, color rangeand grain of Acacia flooring, makes it one of the most beautiful flooring materials on the market. A very hard wood, Acacia resists warping and cupping better than almost all other finished woods.

Bamboo, Strand Woven Flooring
Bamboo, Strand Woven: A newer variety of Bamboo that is much harder and dent resistant than normal Bamboo it is produced by pulling apart the Bamboo wood fibers and mixing them with an extremely strong resin. Strand Bamboo shows these Bamboo strands weaving through the wood plank. It comes inthe same natural and carbonized colors, but these are darker than with standard Bamboo. It is also sold with light and dark strands mixed for a very striking floor. This is often referred to as Zebra or Tiger Bamboo.

Cherry (Black Cherry) Floors
Cherry (Black Cherry): Heartwood varies from light to dark reddish brown and the sapwood is lighter, with a pinkish tone. There is significant color variation between boards. The color darkens with age. A soft wood, Cherry’s grain is wavy and uniform in texture.

Chichpate Wood Floors
Chichipati (Southern Chestnut): Harder than Red Oak, Southern Chestnut is relatively uniform in color, which ranges from a tannish brown with golden highlights to a medium tan/chestnut brown. Currently, it is available only in engineered flooring.

Eucalyptus wood flooring
Eucalyptus (Jarrah,Lyptus,SpottedGum,SydneyBlueGum): A broad category of wood species, Eucalyptus varies widely in color,graining and hardness. Lyptus is a new, environmentally friendly and extremely fast growing Eucalyptus hybrid. Very dense and stable, Lyptus ranges in color from golden pinkish red to deep red.

Heart Pine Wood Floors
Heart Pine: Heart Pine is the actual heartwood, or inner part of the tree. When Pine was logged over a century ago, the Pine trees were hundreds of years old and had decades to grow huge and to develop a large amount of heartwood. Now Pine is harvested when the trees are smaller and have less heartwood. Learn more...

Lacewood flooring
Lacewood: Thesapwood of Lacewood is almost white, while the heartwoodis pink to reddish-brown in color. Lakewood has a generallystraight grain, is very lustrous, almost iridescent.

Mahogany wood floors
Mahogany (Honduran Mahogany, True Mahogany): The heartwood is an attractive, dark reddish brown color while the sapwood is a sharply contrasted white. Mahogany is softer than Oak, but is very suitable for wide plank floors due to its extreme stability.

Red Oak Hardwood Flooring
Red Oak: Red Oak is the most common flooring option in the U.S. It is light beige to wheat colored, with a slight red overtone. Oak has a coarse grain. Red Oak is a stiff and dense wood that resists wear. Learn more...

Teak Wood Flooring
Teak: The sapwood of Teak is white to pale yellow, while the heartwood is dark golden-brown or dark golden-yellow, to rich brown, with darker brown streaks. Teak is a hard and durable wood with a high resistance to decay and termite attack. Teak is available in plantation grown wood and therefore is ecologically sound.   Teak has been planted in areas previously clear cut. An extremely fast growing tree, it is often cut after only 15-25 years. Old growth teak is available but rare and very expensive.

White Oak Floors
White Oak: The heartwood of White Oak is wheat to light brown in color Both its hardness and stability are average. Learn more...

Zebrawood: Indicative of its name, this unique African wood has a sapwood that is whitish, and a heartwood of pale yellow brown with narrow dark brown streaks. The color does change over time with the lighter color darkening to an amber, and the brown streaks turning almost black. The grain is usually wavy or interlocked with medium to coarse texture and a beautiful luster. It is a hard, durable wood, resistant to decay and insects.
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