Teak flooring is an attractive, durable option for the home that has a rich, brownish-red hue. Teak flooring is derived from the teak tree, which is indigenous to parts of Southeast Asia. However, this hardwood tree is also grown in parts of Central and South America. Teak wood flooring ages beautifully and gets richer looking with time.
Though teak flooring is a softer wood flooring than a hickory or an oak, its prominent graining streaks give the appearance of motion to rooms in which it is used.
Though proper precautions need to be taken with teak flooring, like padding under couch feet and placing runners in high traffic areas, teak wood flooring is relatively easy to care for. It just takes a gentle sweep or vacuum and a weekly light mopping. Occasionally, teak hardwood flooring requires oiling as well.
Engineered flooring consists of REAL hardwood layers with either a plywood, medium-density fiberboard (MDF) or lumber core. It's extremely stable, which means it's the perfect floor for any level of the home.