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Is Bocote Wood a Good Exotic Flooring Option?

Bocote flooring

The deep chocolate colored swirls make Bocote flooring a true standout.

When you are looking to make a change in your home, go big.  Look down and imagine how wonderful a new hardwood floor would be in your space.  Hardwood flooring is always a great choice, especially when if you like the look of something dramatic.  With many different exotic flooring options, it’s not hard to find something that fits your personal vision.  If you have been searching for a way to add visual punch to your space, then you need to consider Bocote hardwood flooring.

As you can see, Bocote hardwood flooring bodes a unique appearance.  This exotic hardwood displays intricate swirls and curved lines providing a stylish complexion beneath your feet.  Bocote is easy to work with and when the installation is complete, you will have a smooth finish. This dramatic looking floor choice is resistant to decay and in high demand.  Due to Bocote being stronger than some other available species, it is protective against dents or scratches while preserving the hardwoods natural beauty. Continue reading

Wood of the Week – Bocote

Bocote woodBocote wood makes some of the finest instruments, furniture, and collector’s items in the world. Originating from Mexico, Bocote has been turned by some of the finest woodworkers to make custom cabinets, chairs, tables,  decorative boxes, and acoustic guitars.

As you can see from the picture to the right, the heartwood of this high end exotic hardwood a flows between brown and golden brown in color with variegated irregular markings. On quarter sawn surfaces, Bocote has a very attractive ray flecked figure.

What’s it like to work with Bocote? With a Janka hardness rating of 2200, you’d think pretty tough. However, Bocote works great with both hand and power tools. It can slightly blunt cutters.

You can finish Bocote smoothly and neatly with most machining operations. Mexican Bocote will take glues, stains and polishes to a good finish. Looking to make Bocote furniture? It takes nails and screws well.

Where can you buy Bocote? Well, Advantage Trim & Lumber, of course! Call today to check out our current stock of this beautiful and very workable hardwood.