If you're looking for hardwood flooring that is stunningly beautiful, able to withstand the demands of your active household, and is reasonably priced in comparison to other elegant woods, Brazilian Teak hardwoods may be for you.
Brazilian Teak, also known as Cumaru, is native to South America. The tree can grow quite large -- up to 120 feet tall and 5 feet wide. It's been used throughout the years for a variety of purposes, from ingredients in cosmetics like soaps, shampoos and perfumes, to the building of outdoor decks, furniture -- and as hardwood flooring.
With its strength, beauty and price point, Brazilian Teak hardwood flooring may be a contender for your next home improvement venture.
To preserve the beauty of your hardwood flooring for a lifetime, all of our pre-finished hardwood flooring is protected by seven layers of UV Cured Polyurethane infused with Ceramic particles (aluminum oxide) for scratch resistance and gloss retention. The finishes are 100% solids with no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can be harmful to humans and the environment. The finish is cured instantly by UV lights thus creating a safe yet extremely durable finish. This process provides the highest quality finish and durability in an environmentally friendly way.
Choosing pre-finished hardwood flooring is a smart choice for the environment. Wood itself is green; it’s a renewable resource with a much lower carbon foot print then plastics that are found in many carpets and some laminate flooring. Do you or a member of your family suffer from allergies? Prefinished hardwood floors are hypoallergenic. The finish will not give refuge to dust mites or microorganisms as carpets can; making hardwood flooring a smart choice for you’re the environment in your home!
Q: We have new hardwoods, Brazilian Teak, and understand that although they are pretty high on the Janka scale, that doesn't mean they can't get scratched and messed up. How do we go about keeping them in good shape?
A:You are right. No matter where the hardwoods land on the Janka scale, there's still the likelihood they can get damaged. The way to lessen that possibility is to take proper care of your flooring. If not, woods that are highest on the Janka scale in a house where they weren’t maintained properly can look worse than those lower on the scale in a home where the necessary precautions were taken to keep the floors in good condition.