- Wood: Santos Mahogany
- Grade: Select - Prefinished
- Stain: Natural
- Width: 5
- Warranty: 25 Years
- Min. Order Qty: 200SF
- SKU: ES1072
Santos Mahogany Hardwood Flooring: The Elegant Look of Durability
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.
Some Interesting Facts About Santos Mahogany
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.
The Benefits of Santos Mahogany Hardwood Flooring in Your Home
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 Hardwood Flooring: Pros and Cons
Santos Mahogany Pros
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 Cons
Santos Mahogany goes through only a slight color change as it ages, a con if you were going for a more dramatic color transition.
Santos Mahogany Hardwood Flooring: Q & A
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.
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!