Tigerwood is a type of building material that is created from the goncalo alves tree that typically thrives in South America. Geographically speaking, the importation costs of the raw materials to make tigerwood should jack up its prices. Due to the high demand for tigerwood in the market, however, the price of tigerwood has been generally fluctuating from reasonable to relatively low.
Tigerwood may be used for a variety of purposes. It is a type of hardwood, thus, it has many applications in several industries. Tigerwood may be used for furniture, paneling as well as flooring. Tigerwood flooring is especially popular because of the latent durability of the material. In wood plank flooring installations, tigerwood can last for decades with proper care and maintenance. Furthermore, as a type of home flooring solution, tigerwood is especially attractive with its contrasting striated patterns of dark red to brown on a tan to red background.
It is worth noting that tigerwood is quite durable for hardwood and is actually about 300 Janka higher than most varieties of oak. Furthermore, since geographically, the raw materials for making tigerwood come from a tree that is native to South America, it has a high degree of resistance to beetles and other wood-boring pests.
If you are interested in acquiring tigerwood flooring for your new home or in order to refurbish your current home flooring solution, you should inquire with a reputable contractor about the type of wood plank flooring installations they offer. Tigerwood is usually a staple along with rosewood, red oak and other types of hardwood.
The scientific name of tigerwood is astronium fraxinofolium. It is geographically native to places such as Brazil, Uruguay and Bolivia. Although the importation of tigerwood is relatively expensive, depending on the demand for exotic wood flooring in your area, a tigerwood flooring installation may be attained at a discounted price from the contractor.