There are many reasons why timber is widely used as a flooring option. Wooden floors are easy to clean and get more beautiful as time passes. They also come in different shades as no two pieces of timber from the same tree would look the same, hence the variety.There are basically three types of hardwood floors – solid, engineered and reclaimed. Solid hardwood can be sanded and refinished many times while engineered timber floors are known for their excellent stability. Timbers from old properties be it homes, factories or even barns can be trimmed and sanded to give a renewed look. Some old planks may look worn down, with nail holes, knots, or stains but these are elements that give character to a home with hardwood flooring.
There are several species that make good fits as hardwood flooring. Timbers such as Chengal, Kempas, Merbau, Sepetir, Mempisang and Nyatoh are popular choices. Here is a brief description on Chengal:
The timber is a heavy hardwood with a density of 915-980kgm3 air dry. The sapwood is light yellow and sharply defined from the heartwood which is light yellow brown with a distinct green tinge darkening on exposure to dark purple-brown or rust-red. Texture is fine and even with shallowly to deeply interlocked grain. It is extremely suitable for heavy-duty flooring.
When it comes to hardwood flooring, Malaysian manufacturers are on the list of reputable suppliers who guarantee buyers of premium flooring options.
For more information on Malaysian timber flooring, please contact:
Malaysian Timber Council