News Release

Exotic Woods, Inc. Offers Sansin’s Low-VOC, High-Performance Wood Finishes to Contractors & Homeowners in Burlington

The Sansin Corporation, a global leader in environmentally friendly, high-performance wood protection, is pleased to announce that it has added specialty wood supplier, Exotic Woods, Inc. located at 5229 Harvester Rd in Burlington, ON, to its extensive dealer network. Homeowners, contractors and high-end designers can now purchase Sansin’s full line of exterior and interior environmentally-friendly wood finishes at Exotic Woods.

Exotic Woods carries an extensive array of quality hardwood, softwood, and live edge wood, wood flooring, and wood siding at its 50,000-square foot store and warehouse. The company’s inventory includes exotic species including Cocobolo, Katalox, Leopardwood, Pau Ferro, Ziricote and many different types of Ebony, just to name a few.

Mel Hordyk, co-owner of Exotic Woods, said his company strives to be the recognized leader for supplying premium, unique woods and resources to customers across North America. “Our customers come to us to source high-quality wood for residential or commercial projects, and selecting the right wood finish is a critical part of the equation,” said Hordyk. “Sansin provides versatile products for the many types of exotic wood we carry. Sansin is easy to maintain, provides superior protection, and allows the beauty of the wood to shine through.”

Hordyk added that they have specialty clients such as high-end restaurants that demand high-performance, low-VOC finishes that can stand up to the elements and aggressive cleaning. Sansin also works well on Exotic Woods’ rough and unfinished wood. The water-borne finishes – available in a number of sheen options – penetrate deep into the tissue, protecting from within and allowing the beauty of the wood to shine through.

Exotic Woods will carry Sansin’s full line of exterior (SDF, DEC, ENS, Classic 1-2-3) and interior (Purity Stain, Purity Glacier, Purity Clear, and Purity Floor) finishes. On-site tinting will give customers a range of color options – including Sansin’s recently-announced new color additions (read more about the new colors:

“Exotic Woods caters to a discerning clientele of wood enthusiasts who expect nothing less than the best, and that’s what they get with Sansin products,” said Sansin’s Director of Sales & Marketing Caroline March-Long. “Exotic Woods has a deep appreciation for and knowledge about all types of wood. You can depend on them to ask the right questions to select the appropriate Sansin product for your project.”

About Exotic Woods
Exotic Woods was founded in 1979 and has grown to become a prominent North American supplier of premium, unique woods from around the world to designers, contractors and wood enthusiasts. Founder John Hordyk and his wife Tetje had a penchant for fine materials. Hordyk set up a cabinet-making shop using his own woodworking equipment and sourcing quality hardwoods, softwoods and veneers from around the world. He developed a reputation for superior and rare wood that lives on today. The company, headquartered in Burlington, is now owned by Hordyk’s sons, John Jr. and Mel. Exotic Woods houses an extensive inventory of superior hard, soft woods, veneers and plywood. The company operates a wood machining facility and a spacious flooring showroom featuring stunning Canadian and European lines of wood flooring. Learn more about Exotic Woods at

About Sansin
For over 30 years, Sansin has been the only wood protection company focused exclusively on researching and developing environmentally-friendly, water-borne interior and exterior wood products and technologies that deliver outstanding color, durability and performance without the toxicity found in conventional stains. Sansin wood treatments, finishes and preservatives use water, not petroleum solvents, to deeply penetrate and protect wood naturally, from within. Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, Sansin has dealer locations in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. To learn more about The Sansin Corporation, or how to become a Sansin preferred dealer, visit

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Contact: Caroline March-Long, 1-877-726-7461 or