One of the most sought after flooring materials is wenge wood. These can come either as solid timber panels or as engineered wood. In the case of the former, they are made from 100% real African wenge. On the other hand, the engineered version is generally a wenge wood veneer placed on top of a plywood base. Along that line, the quality of wenge engineered wood is measured by the thickness of the veneer used.
There are also wenge laminates, though these aren’t made of actual wenge wood. The wenge design and pattern are merely printed and not taken from actual wood as is the case with veneer. But what makes wenge wood a desirable flooring option for many people all over the world?
Dark Wood with Golden Grains
The first thing that attracts most people towards wenge flooring is its inherent beauty. In fact, people are attracted to hardwood because of its beauty, which is why they’re also preferred as walling materials instead of fire rated board. Wenge wood has a nice, dark color with golden wood grains running over it.
The combination of black and gold often evokes an image of luxury and sophistication among many designers and property owners. The dark wood lends itself well to contemporary houses with large spaces, as well as those that are in need of a strong contrast between light-coloured walls (or accessories) and floors.
Strength and Durability
Another thing that wenge wood a great flooring option is its strength. In fact, wenge wood is so strong that it can even blunt the sharp edges of woodworking tools. It even has a higher hardness rating than red and white oak, mahogany, and walnut. With the high hardness rating, rarely do you have to worry about falling objects denting or damaging your wenge flooring.
Another thing is that wenge wood is extremely durable and stable. This is mainly because it is a high-density and resin-rich wood. The high resin in wenge wood gives provides it with a reasonable degree of waterproofing.
That feature makes it great for properties in places where moisture and temperature can fluctuate drastically. Because of it water resiliency, the change in air moisture will have little effect on the dimension of the wood. Thus, you don’t have to worry about the timber panels shrinking and expanding.
If you are looking for high quality hardwood for your flooring, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We have a range of timber panels available so you will surely find one that will go well with your property’s style and design. We also have a range of other products available like burl veneer and others.