In times past, before this wood was used for flooring, it was especially used to make canoes in the Central, South and Caribbean region of America. It has also been used to make boats, yachts, furniture, musical instruments, and doors. It is now a popular hardwood floor. Mahogany wood is known for its longevity and hardness. The reddish brown color of mahogany wood floors exudes warmth and can work with any style or type of furniture. Using this type of wood flooring can create a rustic or classic look for your home.
Advantages of using mahogany wood flooring
• It is harder than any other hard wood such as pine or oak. For example, this flooring is approximately 28% more stable and 70% stronger than oak. It is scratch and water resistant because it has no cavities or groves in the wood along with the hardness.
• Mahogany floor planks are typically cut from quarter-cut logs. This helps to ensure its durability. There is less chance of these planks bending due to heat due to their strength.
• There is a uniform grain texture, which in turn gives the floor beautiful patterns that go with all types of furniture.
• Absorbs sunlight so it doesn’t fade easily
• The floor has many color variations ranging from orange to dark brown. The tint that is most consistent is the one that is reddish-brown in color. With this wide range of colors, the homeowner can choose between different combinations of furniture and floors.
Cons of using mahogany wood flooring
• Due to its hardness, it can be difficult to sand, shape and cut, affecting the workability of the wood. When using mahogany wood for a new flooring installation, it is advisable to have a professional hardwood flooring company cut and install your flooring. It will be faster and the installation more orderly.
• Although mahogany floors absorb sunlight, over time the wood will darken and have a more intense color. It’s a good idea to get mahogany flooring in a light color, which will eventually get darker.
• Being a dark colored wood, it will show more pet hair, paw prints, dust and other debris more easily, so you will need to sweep or mop the dust at least every day.
• When comparing mahogany floors to other hardwood floors, it is more expensive. The cost can be approximately thirty dollars per foot for each board due to the rarity of the wood and its durability.