Exotic wood floors
Exotic hardwood floors are highly durable, create a luxurious look and feel, and have a unique and inimitable structure of the wood, which will give any room a unique and opulent look.
The basic division of exotic wood floors:
Massive (plank, parquet, mosaic)
Here, the great advantage is the virtually unlimited possibility of renovation, while the disadvantages are higher cost, difficult installation and especially lower dimensional stability than laminated floors, although most exotic species are characterized by high stability. One massive floor, which is now a big hit, is so-called industrial mosaic. Mosaic exotic wood floors are becoming increasingly popular due to favorable prices, the original appearance and high functionality.
They are developed specially for use in combination with hot water floor heating, especially for low thermal resistance. The two-layer floors are formed with the top layer of veneer thickness of 0.16 inch and a bottom layer of plywood or stable block board. Floor construction is designed for all- sticking.
Three-layer laminated floors
They excel in high dimensional stability. They consist of an upper layer, which typically has 0.16 inch veneer, middle layer and bottom layer with block board anti-slip veneer. The laying is perhaps through the floating manner, this means that the floor panels are fixed (glued) to the substrate, but only bonded at joints on tongue and groove or assembled by Velcro lock.
These floors can be fully adhered to the substrate.
Most used exotic wood floors:
Teak is a very decorative hardwood with golden brown and occasional dark streaks. It is one of the best and most valuable trees. It combines almost all the good qualities that it may be made from wood demand. It has a great durability, high resistance to moisture fluctuations and extraordinary strength. It may be used both for indoors and outdoors.
Doussie (Afzelia) has a warm orange-brown color and (due to light and air) darkens to brown over time. The wood is very hard and relatively stable. Doussie is the kind of exotic wood, which gives the room a warm and unique look. It is also called ‘royal wood.’
JATOBA is dark reddish-brown wood, dark-veined. It is sometimes called the ‘diamond cherries’. Jatoba is very stable with respect to its natural properties, which meets the requirements to be placed in residential areas.
Merbau wood is brown-gray to dark red in color, in which the pores appear yellow and gold veins. Merbau is a very hard wood with a low level of shrinkage – very stable, decorative and durable.
IROKO – its tan gradually matures to dark brown.
Kempas has many colors, from pale pink to dark cherry. It is a hard wood and resistant to abrasion. This wood is destined for the production of floor material for heavy duty use (offices, corridors, shops), and also for a cozy attic.
WENGE wood has an intense dark brown color with a strong drawing that turns lighter and darker stripes, creating surprising patterns. It is ideal for the manufacture of flooring for busy spaces (hotels, restaurants, banks, offices), which gives them an exclusive character.
Other exotic wood floors are hevea, jacaranda, Cumaru, bamboo, Afromosia, begging, Tigerwood, Macassar, ironwood and more.