Santos Mahogany, while not related to true Mahogany, is an excellent hardwood flooring option for your home. It offers the same look as Mahogany, yet is a stronger, more durable and stable choice. If the look of Mahogany is what you’re going for, but your needs are of something more dense, and resistant to the indentations that a high-traffic home life can bring, take a look at Santos Mahogany hardwood flooring to see if its a good match for you.
Santos Mahogany is an imported wood. It grows in South and Central America, and Southern Mexico. It’s turned into many different goods. Aside from hardwood flooring, Santos Mahogany is also used to make furniture and railroad ties. And the scent found in some perfumes is thanks to, in part, this wood.
Santos Mahogany hardwood flooring is quite a durable wood. With a Janka Hardness Scale score of 2200, it’s highly resistant to indentations. Santos Mahogany flooring is capable of handling a great deal of foot traffic. In homes of young children, pets -- and party throwers -- this wood flooring is ideal.
Not only is Santos Mahogany known for its hardiness, this wood is known for its brilliant appearance as well. Resembling true Mahogany, the hardwood flooring is rich in a dark, reddish-brown hue with a bit of variation across the boards, and undergoing but a slight color change over time. With its smooth, even grain, it offers the perfect backdrop for a modern, or contemporary interior design.
Santos Mahogany is a highly durable wood, its Janka rating score sitting high on the chart.
Santos Mahogany has the rich appearance of true Mahogany with its deep, reddish-brown tone, yet is more dense and sturdy.
Santos Mahogany goes through only a slight color change as it ages, a con if you were going for a more dramatic color transition.
Q: I’m thinking of purchasing Santos Mahogany flooring to install in my home. What should I expect in terms of color change over time?
A: While most woods do undergo color changes as they age, the change for Santos Mahogany is minimal in comparison to say Cherry, which often takes on a richer, more matured look as time passes. Santos Mahogany takes on a slightly muted tone.