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Top 3 Inexpensive Hardwoods

Most people have thought about installing hardwood floors at one time or another. The
natural beauty of wood brings a soft, elegance to any home. Today, hardwoods are not just for
floors. Modern homes feature hardwoods for counters, back splashes and even entire walls.
Traditionally and expensive material to work with, there are inexpensive hardwoods that will
bring that ambiance you crave with a price tag that won’t shock your wallet.

Top 3 Inexpensive Hardwoods:
1. Bamboo – Our first inexpensive hardwood isn’t really wood at all. Bamboo is actually a
grass yet it’s harder than most hardwoods. Bamboo comes in only two shades – light
and dark (boiled) – yet because of the variety in the plant itself, there are many color
options available.
2. Hickory – Hickory is most often used in rustic or country style homes. A very strong
wood, it’s perfect for homes with high traffic and provides great durability and value for
the price. With proper stain, hickory can take on a light, pine, tone or a darker, richer
3. Lyptus – Never heard of lyptus? You’re not alone. Lyptus is commonly mistaken for
mahogany. Beautiful and durable, lyptus costs a fraction of the cost of actual mahogany
and provides the same lustrous look.

Hardwoods come in a large variety of tones, hardness and finishes. With so many to choose
from and nice options starting at prices comparable to quality carpet, many homeowners and
designers are incorporating hardwoods in their homes than ever before.