You must have heard of exotic hardwood floors, but do you know what they are? Well I’m here to help you. For the flooring material to qualify to be exotic it needs to have these qualities. Qualities of Exotic Hardwood Floor – Hard: you must be saying that all hardwoods are hard, right? The levels of hardness vary from one flooring material to another. Best exotic materials are: Ipe, mahogany, and teak.