While mahogany hardwood flooring may be more expensive than other types of hardwood flooring, it is often the first choice of buyers. It is important to know what you are getting because not all hardwoods that have mahogany in their name are genuinely mahogany.
Mahogany is often sought for its beauty and luxurious good looks that convey the appearance of opulence. It is used often for making furniture, cabinets, and doors. Because of its classy look and durability that often improves with age, it is also popular as an exotic hardwood flooring option.
Mahogany hardwood flooring is available in all three common types of floorboards. These types include solid hardwood, strips, and engineered flooring. The type you choose will depend upon your planned method of installation and your environment.
Just because your mahogany hardwood floor has water-resistant properties, it does not mean you should not exercise caution with it. If you are installing your hardwood flooring in areas where it is likely to be exposed to water, entryways, or near sinks, protect it with floor mats or throw rugs.
he popularity of mahogany hardwood flooring has endangered the supply of the wood through over-logging of the available resources, especially in South America where it is mainly grown. For the most part, mahogany hardwood is all imported into the United States and is considered an exotic wood.
Through the efforts of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and after careful research and observation, measures have been implemented to avoid the deforestation of this precious wood.