Exotic Wood Looks: Comparing Categories


Exotic wood looks can be achieved with any flooring category – not just hardwood! Get the exotic look for less with laminate, tile, or vinyl. Find out how to bring exotic wood into your home – with or without hardwood:

Brazilian Pecan

Brazilian Pecan is the perfect statement floor – a conversation piece for years to come, it features a stunning display of organic tones, varying from light tan to dark brown. The bold tone variations make it a unique and popular choice to spice up any room!

Try Brazilian Pecan in Bellawood engineered hardwood, which has a real hardwood veneer with a plywood core. Bellawood is backed by a 100-year transferable warranty and offers best-in-class stain, gloss, and scuff resistance.

For a more affordable and water-resistant option, there’s Dream Home X2O Brazilian Pecan. This laminate is 2X more water-resistant than standard laminate, looks and feels like real hardwood, and has easy and fast click installation.

For rooms where hardwood or laminate just won’t work, like bathrooms or patios, use Avella Brazilian Pecan porcelain tile. This wood-look tile is perfect for both wet or dry areas, and its design focuses on both performance and durability.

Brazilian Koa

The distinctive orange coloring and deep brown striping of Brazilian Koa make it one of the most unique and exotic species available on the market today. It’s the perfect “not-so-everyday” floor!

See Brazilian Koa in solid Bellawood hardwood – this durable hardwood is Select Grade, meaning it has the most uniform color with no large knots and the longest average plank length. When undergoing Taber Testing (the industry sandpaper abrasion test), Bellawood’s durability results more than double most comparably priced floors.

CoreLuxe Brazilian Koa Engineered Vinyl Plank (EVP) combines the durability, comfort, and waterproof features of luxury vinyl plank (LVP) with an innovative rigid core than clicks together with ease. CoreLuxe is ideal for any room – even bathrooms, kitchens, and basements!

Get the look of Brazilian Koa with Avella wood-look porcelain tile, too. Featuring a high-definition wood grain image on porcelain tile, this floor is backed by a 50-year warranty, and can be used in both residential and commercial projects.


Acacia has a charming color variation of medium, reddish-brown hues with golden undertones and natural Acacia graining. It’s a versatile floor, suitable for almost any décor.

Try Virginia Mill Works Tobacco Road Acacia, a distressed solid hardwood. With its eye-pleasing distressed surface, it has a delicate, rippled appearance. The planks have a light, honey finish with contrasting medium brown hues.

Looking for something more affordable? Dream Home Tobacco Road Acacia laminate has that exotic Acacia style with a handscraped look and feel, but it also features easy click installation. Dream Home laminates are easy to install and easy to maintain.

For this look in a waterproof style, look to CoreLuxe Acacia EVP – since it’s waterproof, wet-mopping and common household spills won’t damage the floor. It stands up to heavy traffic, busy families, and pets.

Shop more exotic wood looks here, or check out more hardwood, laminate, EVP, and wood-look tile.


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