5 Tropical Species That Make For Beautiful Hardwood Flooring

If you are a manufacturer of hardwood flooring or possibly a hardwood distributor that supplies a manufacturer, there is no doubt you are most likely developing products for your customers using a variety of hardwood species. Cherry, Hickory, Maple, Walnut, are all frequently requested and commonly used species in the manufacturing of quality hardwood flooring. However, hardwood flooring made from exotic or tropical hardwoods can be just as desirable and should not be overlooked. 

Here are 5 tropical hardwood lumber species that we provide that can be used to make eye-catching, high quality, hardwood flooring.

oc jatoba Jatoba, (aka Brazilian Cherry) - Jatoba stands out. With color that can range from a reddish brown to blood orange with distinctive dark streaks, it can add a ton of character to any room. Jatoba is also known for being an extremely hard species which makes for exceptional durability and perfect for hardwood flooring.  

oc bloodwoodBloodwood - The pinkish red to greyish color and variable grain of hardwood flooring made from Bloodwood are what really catch people's eye. Bloodwood is also very hard. Twice as hard as Hard Maple which provides excellent durability when used for flooring.



oc goncaloalvesTigerwood - Vibrant strokes of brown, tan, yellow and orange throughout give Tigerwood its distinct character.  Tigerwood helps accent any room with a striped appeal which has made it very popular with many decorators and designers.



oc caribbeanroseCaribbean Rosewood - Caribbean Rosewood gives hardwood flooring a very unique look. It is colorful, with various shades of brown, yellow and red.  It can have an unpredictable wild curly interlocking grain and usually appears to have a natural black stripping effect.



oc sapeleSapele - With its red-brown color, Sapele gives a visual appeal that is tough to match. It is also one of the harder tropical species.  Sapele stands up to wear and tear very well.























While Baillie Lumber does not provide hardwood flooring, we can provide the lumber you need to manufacture your own. Our facility in Cove City, NC is a concentration yard that acts as the central shipping location for all of our tropical hardwood species. Usually, we ship in truckload quantities but we can also make a mixed load for you with some of our high quality North American species as well.

Next time you are looking for new hardwood flooring products, think about using some tropical hardwoods. The colorful and unique characteristics of tropical species can really help round out your product portfolio.

Jesper Bach
Baillie Lumber
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