Mahogany Hardwood Flooring: Pros and Cons

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Mahogany hardwood flooring is very durable and can last a lifetime. As with any hardwood flooring, there are advantages and disadvantages to consider before you buy.


Mahogany is one of the hardest of hardwoods, even surpassing the hardness of oak. This means the wood will sustain much longer, with fewer dents and less need for refinishing.


Mahogany is also reasonably priced. It is readily available, which makes it a cost-effective alternative to exotic woods.

Fade Resistant

Mahogany will absorb sunlight, which makes it fade-resistant. This is an important consideration if you are flooring a room that gets a lot of sunlight.


Because it is such a hard wood, cutting mahogany can be quite difficult. If you are planning on doing the installation yourself, it is recommended that you have it cut before delivery.


Mahogany has a beautiful red tint to it, with a fine texture. There may be a variation in the shade and pattern of the board,s which may make it difficult to apply an even finish.

Dark Color

Although the dark color of mahogany quite stunning, it does show dust, pet hair and other debris easily. You will have to stay on top of the dusting to keep it looking nice at all times.