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Merbau – reclaimed parquet flooring
Merbau timber can be found throughout South East Asia. It is also known as Borneo Teak, Ipi, Mirabow and Kajubesi. It is however less readily available than it used to be.
Merbau has a wide creamy white sapwood and the heartwood is a glossy brown colour with beautiful graining. This is a dense and heavy hardwood, durable and highly resistant to preservative treatment. It will require pre-drilling before nailing and has a tendency to blunt saws. It can be polished to a fine, high gloss giving a very classy finish to a parquet floor.