3 Exotic Flooring Types That Are Surprisingly Stylish

In the modern world of home and interior design, we’re seeing more creative and nontraditional compositions than ever before. Young homeowners are exploring new styles and ideas and aren’t afraid to let their personality and individual experiences take the lead in the design process. As more and more people are traveling the world, the desire for exotic and unique features is rapidly increasing. Handmade artwork, trinkets, and tools are on display around the house. Foreign instruments and cooking utensils are hung on walls and lining china cabinets. And it doesn’t stop there. More and more people are looking for unique and exotic flooring options to set the foundation for a house full of personality and style. Here are 3 exotic types of flooring that look great in contemporary homes.


Bamboo flooring has become hugely popular in recent years. While bamboo is naturally light in color, it can be carbonized to create a darker shade, making it versatile. Bamboo is also thought to be a more eco-friendly material, since it is fast growing, abundant and takes pressure off of other wood species. Bamboo is typically less expensive than hardwood, and can still be refinished in the future. It is also easy to maintain. The clean, modern look it creates is perfect for people looking for an alternative to classic hardwood options.


Teak has been used as a building material for centuries. It’s natural hardness and resistance to moisture makes it a natural choice for builders in all industries. Along with its desirable physical qualities, teak’s lovely shades of yellow and beige, streaked with a naturally random texture, have made it a popular option for people looking for a unique and interesting floor in their home.


Mahogany is known for its rich brown and amber tone and striped texture. It is eye-catching and opulent, often used in guitars and yachts as well as floors. Mahogany is very hard and durable and should last your entire lifetime with proper maintenance. If you’re looking for a unique floor that lends itself to a classic and sophisticated look, mahogany could be perfect for you. If you have any questions about exotic flooring types, visit one of our 3 locations to talk to one of Naffco’s friendly professionals. Or call us at (813) 254-4066 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.