While some flooring trends come and go, hardwood flooring has maintained its popularity amongst homeowners for decades. It’s easy to understand why; hardwood flooring is beautiful, natural, durable, and timeless. Most homeowners are familiar with the various types of hardwood flooring on the market, including maple, oak, hickory, and cherry. While these varieties are stunning, you may be in the market for something a little different. If you want new hardwood floors that will wow you and your guests for years to come, consider these three hardwood types:


Tigerwood isn’t for those that are looking to play it safe with their new hardwood floors. As the name implies, tigerwood is known for its tiger-like stripes which can include various shades of orange, tan, and dark brown. This unique wood is harder than most other varieties, including maple making it a great choice for households with children and pets. Homeowners will also be happy to learn that tigerwood is water-resistant due to its high density and natural oils.


Cumaru or Brazilian Teak, has become increasingly popular over the years. Known for its golden tan and reddish-brown color, cumaru adds a beautiful warmth to any room and easily complements a variety of décor styles. Like tigerwood, cumaru is among the hardest types of wood. This means you won’t have to worry about your new floors becoming damaged after years of heavy foot traffic. This type of wood also retains its natural oils well over time, meaning your floors will naturally shine.


Ipe, also known as Brazilian Walnut, is the densest wood available, so it will last a lifetime and then some with regular care and maintenance. The color of ipe varies from rich dark brown to tan, and even green tones. Additionally, it is naturally fire, scratch, and insect resistant. Between its durability and natural beauty, ipe hardwood floors will likely be the last floors you ever buy for your home.

If you’re in the market for hardwood floors that will not only stand the test of time but also impress your guests for years to come, you’ve come to the right place. At McSwain Carpets & Floors, we have a wide variety of hardwood flooring to choose from.

No matter which type of hardwood flooring you choose, you can rest assured knowing our team will make sure you’re satisfied with your purchase every step of the way. To get started on your next project, visit one of our nine locations today!