What is Acacia Wood & Exotic Wood Flooring
When you consider hardwood floors for your home, you will probably come across the term “exotic hardwood flooring.” What are exotic hardwoods? Are they difficult to get? How do you care for them? Let’s look at these questions and an easily accessible exotic: acacia wood.
We can divide the wood into two categories: domestic and exotic. Domestic hardwoods are those that are native to North America. Exotic is all the rest. These are trees found in both North America and other parts of the world. In those cases, the wood is categorized according to where that specific wood was sourced and harvested.
Factors You May Use to Choose Your Flooring
If you choose your flooring based on wood grain pattern or shade, an exotic wood may fit the bill. You might be concerned with supporting American jobs and will want to, therefore, avoid exotic woods. The first step is to know which is which. The following is a sampling of how some woods are categorized.