Woods that can be used:



ProductMerbau Flooring
Scientific NameIntsia bijuga
Other Names Kwila, Ipil, Vesi
OriginSoutheast Asia, specifically Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines
AppearanceDeep reddish-brown with yellow flecks, darkens over time
HardnessJanka hardness rating of 1,925 lbf
Density515-1040 kg/M3
DurabilityHighly durable and resistant to decay, termites, and fungi
UsesFlooring, decking, furniture, boatbuilding, and other outdoor and indoor applications
Sustainability Classified as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and listed in CITES Appendix II; make sure to source Merbau from certified sustainable sources
MaintenanceRegular cleaning and oiling is recommended to maintain its appearance and protect it from weathering and UV damage
PriceRelatively expensive compared to other tropical hardwoods, due to its high demand and limited supply



ProductAcacia Flooring
Scientific NameVaries, there are over 1,300 species in the Acacia genus
Common NamesAcacia, Wattle
OriginFound worldwide, but most commonly in Australia, Africa, and South America
AppearanceVaries widely depending on the species and location, but generally ranges from light yellow to dark brown, sometimes with reddish or golden hues
HardnessVaries depending on the species, but generally ranges from 1,000 to 4,000 lbf (4,450 to 17,790 N)
DensityVaries depending on the species, but generally ranges from 0.45 to 0.95 g/cm³ (28 to 59 lbs/ft³)
DurabilityVaries depending on the species, but generally has moderate to high durability and resistance to rot, decay, and pests
UsesFurniture, flooring, cabinetry, tool handles, and decorative items
Sustainability Some Acacia species are listed as invasive and should not be used; sourcing from sustainable and legal sources is recommended
PriceVaries widely depending on the species and availability



ProductKeruing Flooring
Scientific NameDipterocarpus spp.
Other Names Dipterocarpaceae
OriginSoutheast Asia
AppearanceRich reddish-brown
HardnessModerately hard (Janka hardness: 1,070-1,230 lbf)
DensityHigh density, ranging from 750-950 kg/m³
DurabilityHighly durable, with excellent resistance to decay, termite attack, and rot
UsesHeavy construction, marine applications, decking, flooring, furniture, joinery, and outdoor structures
Sustainability Careful sourcing and responsible forestry management are crucial to ensure sustainability
PriceModerately priced, with variations based on grade, size, and market demand

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