Like Brazilian cherry, tigerwood, mahogany, and other exotic hardwoods, acacia is a beautiful and dramatic wood used for flooring. You may not be familiar with acacia, but it offers many advantages for White Bear Lake homeowners. In addition to having a dramatic and unique appearance, acacia is quite durable and tends to be more affordable than your typical exotic hardwood.
Our experts at Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake recommend acacia hardwood flooring for homeowners who want a practical yet dramatic floor. Here are some of the factors to consider:
About Acacia Hardwood
- Acacia is native to Australia and Africa, but it can also be grown in environments in Asia and North America. This makes it more accessible than some rare exotic hardwoods that have to be imported and cannot be grown domestically. Domestically grown acacia will also be more affordable than imported hardwoods.
- Acacia has a distinctive look, with a large, swirling grain and dramatic color variation. It may also have knots and imperfections that interrupt the flow of the grain. When used in flooring, it is certainly eye-catching – if you want a floor that blends into the background, this is not it.
- Acacia is a tough wood that rates between 1700 and 2220 on the Janka scale. This makes it harder than most domestic hardwoods, including oak, maple, cherry, hickory, and more. With acacia, you can trust that your floors will stand up to wear and tear.
- Acacia trees are not particularly tall, so acacia flooring planks are not usually longer than four feet. If you prefer the look of long hardwood planks, you may want to go with a different species.
Call Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake to see acacia flooring samples and other hardwood options for your White Bear Lake home. We look forward to helping you find the perfect floor for your needs.
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