In times past, before this wood was used for flooring, it was used especially to make canoes in Central and South American, and the Caribbean region. It has also been used to make boats, yachts, furniture, musical instruments, and doors. It is now a popular hardwood flooring. Mahogany wood is known for its longevity and hardness. The reddish brown color of mahogany hardwood flooring radiates warmth and can work with any style or type of furniture.