mahogany hardwood flooring atlantaAt Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta, we provide quality products and expertise to the greater Buckhead, Atlanta, Midtown area. With the thousands of available hardwood options, we know that it can be difficult to choose just one. Many of our Atlanta customers want hardwood floors that make a statement, and we often suggest mahogany. This exotic hardwood is prized for its deep, earthy color and strength. Here is some more information about mahogany hardwood.

Native to the Gulf of Mexico

Mahogany trees are native to South America and the Caribbean. The most common type of mahogany found today is called Honduran mahogany. It became the replacement for West Indian (or Cuban) mahogany, which was the main source for this wood prior to the Second World War, after it was over harvested to near extinction. Older homes with mahogany floors likely have this older variety. The only way to obtain it today is by purchasing reclaimed flooring.

Dark and Distinguished

Mahogany is the perfect hardwood for dark, elegant aesthetics. With deep earth tones, this distinguished hardwood adds timeless beauty and warmth to any home. One of the most unique qualities of Mahogany is that it deepens in color over time with exposure to natural light. Mahogany also exhibits chatoyancy, which means that its color changes depending on the viewing angle. All of these qualities make mahogany a distinctive wood that makes quite the impression.

Built Strong

With an average Janka hardness rating of 2,200, this hardwood is durable and sure to last for generations. Mahogany is a low maintenance wood, requiring only regular vacuuming and sweeping, as well as the occasional refinish to return it to its original sheen.

Learn More

For more information about this fascinating hardwood, contact your local flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Intown Atlanta. We carry thousands of flooring options for homeowners in the greater Buckhead, Atlanta, Midtown area. Call today for a free consultation.

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