Are you looking for a durable material that will complete your interior design with a striking and beautiful finish? Hardwood is reliable flooring that has complemented interior design for hundreds of years. Hardwood flooring can be made out of many types of wood, ranging from affordable oaks and birches to luxurious and elegant cherries and mahoganies.
When it comes to comparisons, there is really no argument about it, mahogany is simply beautiful, harvested from forests throughout Mexico, Argentina, and Central America. Naturally dark-reddish brown, mahogany is mainly used for fine furniture.
Santos Mahogany is one of the strongest hardwoods on the market. It simply has to be sanded and polished to show off its incredible color, and it comes complete with a sweet-spicy aroma. African mahogany is another option that offers a more golden hue with a reddish grain.
Mahogany is difficult to work with when installing because it is so hard, but once installed, it will provide a durable and beautiful surface that will bring elegance and beauty to your home for several years. Mahogany comes in planks and strips. Although you would expect it to be quite expensive, it is actually quite competitively priced, as cheaply as $2.56/sq. ft., uninstalled.
To maintain your mahogany hardwood floors, simply clean with a dust mop and the cleaning solution recommended by the manufacturer. You can polish it if desired, but it is not required. To protect the surface, you can reseal every few years. If your floors ever become damaged or worn, simply sand down to the original finish and re-seal.
As with anything, there are a few cons to installing hardwood flooring. Some people dislike how the flooring tends to be colder than carpeting. This can be remedied by installing quality underfloor insulation or a radiating heat system. Others don't relish the idea of a maintenance routine. In actuality, however, hardwood floors really don't require that much more effort than vacuuming and shampooing carpeting; and they will last far longer. Request free estimates from prescreened flooring contractors to install your new mahogany flooring.
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