Elemental Exotic Hardwood Flooring Collection

Gorgeous exotic hardwood flooring from around the world

Exotic Prefinished Hardwood Flooring

Nova’s Elemental Exotics Collection of hardwood flooring consists of a large selection of beautiful prefinished hardwoods from around the globe. Here at Nova, we stock a significant range of premium quality imported woods, combined with a variety of finishes to ensure that we have the right product for everyone. We are proud to offer the largest selection of exotic hardwoods available on the market.

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Elemental Exotic Collection

  • Acacia
  • Amendoim
  • Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba)
  • Brazilian Hickory (Guajavira)
  • Canarywood (Tarara)
  • Cumaru (Brazilian Teak)
  • Ipe (Brazilian Walnut)
  • Java Walnut
  • Kempas
  • Massaranduba (Brazilian Redwood)
  • Patagonian Rosewood (Curupau)
  • Tiete Rosewood (Sirari)
  • Tigerwood (Muiracatiara)

The Highest Standards of Quality

All of our prefinished hardwood flooring features an aluminum oxide eight coat process to ensure a durable, high quality factory finish. Solid prefinished flooring can be sanded and refinished many times, offering a floor which will last a lifetime. Our flooring is precision milled with state-of-the-art equipment. Our full time quality control and technical staff is on site to ensure the highest standards of fit and finish. We provide a lifetime warranty on each of our hardwood products, as well as a 25 year warranty on the factory finish.

8 Coat Bona Aluminum Oxide Finish

Our factory prefinished floors offer some unique advantages over a sand and finish on-site floor. Although our sand and finish on-site products are milled to the same exacting tolerances, with our factory finished or prefinished flooring products we provide an aluminum oxide finish from Bona, which is one of the hardest and most durable flooring finishes available. The aluminum oxide is an additive used during coats 3 through 6 out of 8 coats total which gives the floor its finish hardness. As part of our quality control process, we regularly test our prefinished flooring using the Tabor method to ensure the finish is uniformly high-quality and meets our expected standards.

State of the Art Milling

By using state of the art milling technology, we provide an easier installation process, in addition to the prevention of future creaks and pops of the boards after installation. We use only the finest moulders imported from Germany and Italy to mill our flooring. These moulders use the latest in computer aided set up including electronic grinding of knives for a precision "jointed" finish. “Jointing” is the process of equalizing all cutting knives in the moulder head so that each knife cuts an equal amount. This process creates the smoothest possible finish with minimum knife marks. It also eliminates the typical chatter and tear out found in many hardwood flooring products. Having the highest tolerances possible

Environmental Responsibility

All products in the Elemental Flooring line are produced with the utmost care for our environment. From the tropical forests of South America and Southeast Asia to the deciduous forests of northern temperate regions, we engage in only selective and highly sustainable harvesting practices to ensure the continued health and prosperity of the forests we all rely on. The wood industry plays an important role in the preservation of the world's forests by providing value and jobs in forest regions. By providing an economically viable alternative to clear cutting land for agricultural use, the wood industry ensures the continued preservation of the world’s standing forests.

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Superior Kiln Drying of Tropical Hardwoods

Tropical woods generally have a higher density and require kiln drying techniques vastly different than the drying of domestic temperate hardwoods, such as Oak, Ash, Maple and Walnut.

Our rough lumber blanks are air dried for a minimum of three months prior to kiln drying - this process slowly removes moisture from the wood without shocking the material when it enters the kiln. Proper air drying will bring the lumber moisture content down close to fiber saturation point, typically around 25% moisture content. Ideally, when lumber enters the kilns the individual pieces are at approximately the same starting moisture content. The air-drying process is put into place to help achieve this ideal.

Once we have air-dried the product, our exotic lumber is then dried in the highest quality modern dry kilns with variable speed fans, high quality uniform stacking sticks, electronic in-kiln moisture meters and computer controlled scheduling. We do not rush the drying process as the material goes through both equalization and conditioning steps to ensure the material has a uniform moisture content throughout each piece.

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