Hardwood Plank Flooring

The most beautiful, durable, and maintainable flooring available.

Available exclusively from Brazilian Wood Depot. Direct Importer of fine Brazilian Hardwoods.

Genuine hardwood flooring is... genuine solid hardwood.

Each board is solid hardwood through the entire board and is not glued or pieced together. The boards are ¾” thick and can be sanded and refinished for the lifetime of your house. It can also be repaired by replacing damaged boards with the same species of flooring boards.

Brazilian Wood Depot sells the most beautiful, durable and affordable hardwood plank flooring in the world. We use only the highest grade South American hardwood to produce flooring that will add to the beauty of your home for a lifetime. South American hardwood has the most beautiful grain and coloring of any other hardwood species.

Standard flooring boards normally provide an even spread of lengths from 1’ – 7’ long. Hardwood plank flooring from Brazilian Wood Depot has much longer boards that range from 4’ – 15’ long. These longer planks enhance the beauty in the wood grain. White and red oak are very common hardwood flooring species and have a 1360 and 1260 janka hardness rating respectively. The natural color of oak flooring is very plain and is most often stained to a brown or reddish tint. Although oak is the most common hardwood flooring, it isn’t hard enough to withstand normal wear. You can easily notice the damage from high heel shoes on oak floors. Conversely, hardwood flooring made from South America hardwoods like Ipe, tigerwood, massaranduba and garapa is substantially harder than oak flooring and will last the life of your home.

The hardness ratings for these REAL hardwoods are substantially higher than oak: Ipe 3600, Massaranduba 2890, Tigerwood 2160 and Garapa 2280.

So, why is prefinished flooring so popular with floor retailers and installers? Prefinished flooring comes neatly packed in boxes of approximately 20 sf of flooring, which is easy to stack and inventory and the installation can be done in one day. To reap the beauty, durability and long life that genuine hardwood flooring provides, the installer must sand and finish the flooring after installation. While the payoff to the homeowner is certainly worth the extra effort, many floor retailers and installers prefer the faster easier payoff for themselves. Because of our inventory and experience, we are able to provide much higher quality flooring at the best prices.

Brazilian Wood Depot mills hardwood planks into the most beautiful and the most durable hardwood flooring in the world AND provides this at a cost less than most engineered, prefinished or oak plank flooring. Genuine hardwood plank flooring made from responsibly harvested South American hardwood is the best investment to ensure a lifetime of the most beautiful flooring available anywhere.

What about Engineered or Prefinished Flooring?

Engineered Flooring
Engineered Flooring: Thin Wood Layer

Engineered flooring is manufactured using a hardwood core and gluing a VERY thin layer of desirable hardwood to the surface. Engineered flooring cannot be sanded and refinished because sanding would sand away the hardwood veneer surface. Engineered flooring cannot be repaired unless you save some flooring boards from the original batch of flooring at installation. Matching different flooring later would be as difficult as making different carpet runs match.

Prefinished Flooring
Prefinished Flooring: Thin Color Layer

Prefinished flooring is often engineered but sometimes genuine hardwood. The finish most often provides the color rather than a clear finish over a premium beautiful hardwood and the edges are most often beveled so that the boards look more even when they’re installed. Because of the bevel and the opaque finish, prefinished flooring cannot be refinished. It can also be repaired if you keep some boards from the original batch at installation.

Sanding a genuine hardwood floor before finishing enables the installer to make the floor level and provide the smoothest most beautiful floor for the life of your home. This advantage is totally lost on engineered and prefinished flooring.