Exotic Hardwood Flooring Gallery – Gaylord Flooring

Exotic Hardwood Flooring Gallery



Why they are discontinued:

Although these products are stunning and offer a unique colour and grain pattern, we have made the decision to discontinue the manufacturing and production of exotic wood species. This allows us to continue our approach of being environmentally friendly & sustainable. Our focus is to source and manufacture all hardwood flooring products within a 300 mile radius of Tweed, Ontario. In the shift to minimize our carbon footprint, we are unable to continue to offer exotic wood species as the distance does not align with our manufuacturing radius. 

Exotic Wood Flooring Species

At Gaylord Hardwood Flooring, we offer four exotic wood flooring species. These include Sucupira, also known as Brazillian Walnut; Tigerwood, also known as Brazillian Koa; Cumaru, also known as Brazilian Teak; and Jatoba, also known as Brazilian Cherry. Over the years, we have found these Brazilian woods work with our climate, whereas, others cannot handle the season changes in North America.

Exotic Flooring Pros and Cons

The Brazilian woods can be much harder than the domestic hardwood flooring options. Cumaru has a Janka hardness of 3540, which is over two times denser than Maple. On the pro side, exotic hardwood floors are very dense, which makes them slightly more durable. On the con side, since exotic floors are so hard, they tend to be a little harder to work with, requiring shorter nails and a high quality saw.

Exotic Flooring Grades

Our Brazilian floors come in a broad range of grades. Since these wood floors are imported, they can only come in lengths up to 7 feet.

Why Choose Gaylord Exotic?

Gaylord Hardwood Flooring is a leading retailer of exotic flooring products. We’ve taken the time to cultivate relationships with major suppliers of exotic woods from around the world. Our purchasing ability allows us to offer exotic flooring at great prices.

Our exotic flooring comes with our 10-coat titanium oxide finish and 40-year warranty.

Exotic Hardwood Flooring Species