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Teak floor - $10.00 »
Teak is a deciduous tree native to Southeast Asia but now commercially farmed throughout the tropics. It's an extremely long-lasting material and reclaimed, upcycled teak products abound.
The natural resins in teak heartwood are water- and insect-resistant and it's been used in ship building for centuries. Those same characteristics make it an obvious choice for use in bathrooms, kitchens and outdoor decks. Though it's not the hardest wood out there, it's one of the most dense and few woods will dull a saw blade faster.
Pros: Water- and insect-resistant, long-lasting
Cons: Its density may make installation more expensive
Suggested uses: Decks, living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens and baths
Price range: $10 to $25 a square foot