Exotic Hardwood

Exotic Hardwoods

Exotic Hardwood in Portsmouth, NH.

Exotic hardwood floors are rich in visuals and textures and create a unique and luxurious living environment. Known for being highly durable, many of exotic hardwoods rate highly on the Janka hardness scale. The Janka hardness scale is an industry standard that measures the force it takes to embed a steel ball into a given species of hardwood. The higher the score, the more resistant the wood is to dents and bumps. The richness of our exotic hardwood selections, at B & C Floor Store LLC, will let you escape to a lasting and exquisite place.

Acacia – The Acacia species has strikingly rich grains and knots throughout each plank of wood. Some say that these markings contribute to a home full of positive energy, optimistic attitude and jubilant flow. As one of the hardest exotic woods, Acacia’s magnetic look adds an elegant, exciting spirit to a home with long lasting durability.
LOOK: Hand scraped, Traditional
CONSTRUCTION: Engineered, Solid
SIZE: Plank (4.72” wide)

Brazilian Cherry –  Exotic Brazilian Cherry also known as Jatoba is among the most popular imported species in homes today.  Its colors span a range of salmon pink to reddish brown with orange-yellow highlights and dark accent stripes. Over time, the highlights fade and the colors deepen and grow more uniform in rich shades of dark honeyed red, crimson and burgundy with charcoal striping. The intense coloring and depth of grain in aged exotic Brazilian Cherry hardwood flooring are the qualities that make it so desirable in home décor.
LOOK: Hand scraped, Traditional
CONSTRUCTION: Engineered, Solid
SIZE: Plank (3- 4 ¾” wide)

Kempas – Kempas originates from Indonesia and Malaysia and is becoming a trendy flooring option.  It is another example of a truly hard hardwood. Unlike the other dark brown exotics, Kempas is predominately earthy red with complementary tones of amber and pale yellow. Its grain is subtly spiraled making it appealing to a wide variety of tastes. Kempas is a nice alternative to Brazilian Cherry for those looking for that reddish-brown floor without the dramatic changes in color.
LOOK: Distressed, Traditional
SIZE: Plank (3 1/2” wide)

Mahogany – Mahogany is an exotic hardwood species with colors that range from coppery amber to purplish brown and a straight, medium-to-coarse grain. It is at home in a wide range of settings – from rustic to contemporary to exotic. But the beauty of this hardwood goes deeper than its distinctive surface. Mahogany has a remarkable ability to hold shape as humidity fluctuates, making it a great choice for damp, dry, or seasonal climates.
LOOK: Distressed, Hand scraped, Traditional
SIZE: Strip (less than 3”), Plank ( 3- 4 ¾”) and Wide Plank (5” and up)

Merpauh – Merpauh is a fairly new wood to enter into the arena, coming to us all the way from Malaysia, and consumers have welcomed it with open arms. It has a very similar look of Red Oak, pinkish brown in color.  If you choose to use Merpauh in your home or office, it will give your space a unique look that will make a lasting impression.
LOOK: Distressed, Traditional
CONSTRUCTION: Engineered, Solid
SIZE: Strip (less than 3”), Plank (3- 4 ¾”) and Wide Plank (5” and up)

Southern Chestnut – Southern Chestnut, also known as Cumaru or Brazilian Teak, is a dense hard wood with a range of colors. The natural color variance of yellow, orange and brown boards creates a visually stunning element to any room. This stunning floor will be the center piece of any space.
LOOK: Distressed. Hand Scraped, Traditional
SIZE: Plank (3- 4 ¾”) and Wide Plank (5” and up)

Tigerwood – Tigerwood Flooring is beautiful exotic Brazilian species which provides one of the most special floorings you will ever see. It is called Tigerwood because it has a dark orange color with dark veins which give it a tiger-like look. Tigerwood will darken slightly to a redder tone with exposure to sunlight. It lends an exotic, dynamic feeling to rooms and is quite durable. It can be expensive but is does convey a sense of luxury.
LOOK: Traditional
CONSTRUCTION: Engineered, Solid
SIZE: Plank (3 ½” wide) and Wide Plank (5” and up)

And more. . . .

Here are some of the brand names we carry:
Maine Traditions
Trout River
Homerwood Birch
Cross Island Exotics
Tessoro Exotics

We help you create a stylish space one floor at a time.