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Exotic Hardwood: Mahogany

Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Exotic Hardwoods MahoganyIf you are looking for flooring that will make you feel like you are something like a big deal and want people to walk in and immediately recognize the smells of rich mahogany, as Ron Burgundy says in Anchorman, then mahogany is the choice in flooring for you (I mean, what else smells like mahogany?). Mahogany will make its own presence known in your home with a richer and more elegant appearance.

The wood flooring species, Mahogany, is commonly found in southern Mexico through Central America all the way to Argentina. Mahogany has been widely available in the past but is starting to become rarer, which makes it a flooring delicacy. It is known for its rich deep reddish brown appearance and its complimenting even texture and striping features throughout the species of wood flooring. The white sapwood shines through the heartwood of mahogany, which adds a bit of light within the species, creating the luster that mahogany, exhibits making it even more pleasant to look at.

There are different types of mahogany that offer different purposes. Santos mahogany is the best type to use when installing wood flooring. It has a Janka hardness of 2200, which makes it one of the most durable and hardest species of flooring available. Santos mahogany is most commonly used in wood flooring because it is harder and more durable, while genuine mahogany is most commonly used in fine furniture because it lacks the hardness that Santos mahogany can withstand as being one of the best options for wood flooring.

Mahogany can be difficult when trying to saw the species because of its hardness, which is why carbide tooling is the most common tool used when working with mahogany. Mahogany has a beautiful finish when sanded with a high natural polish and will produce a shine that is sure to please.

The fragrance produced by mahogany wood flooring is one that will give your home a welcoming and pleasant scent that is the most memorable aspect of mahogany. Unmatched for its beauty and strength, Mahogany is the superior flooring choice for elegance.