AFZELIA – Reclaimed Parquet


Afzelia wood block flooring is a beautiful timber originating from East and Southern Africa. This species has pretty grain, pink brown tones and some golden flecking. It is otherwise known as the species Afzelia Bella. You can read more about this wood here on our wood types page.

Before buying your parquet we recommend that you request a sample so you know what to expect.

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(minimum 5 sq metres)
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  • The measurements are:
  • 9″ long  2 3/4″ wide  x  3/4″ thick
  • 229 mm by 70 mm by 20 mm approx.
  • Herringbone pattern only

Please note: In the description we use Imperial dimensions because that is how the blocks were originally milled. Metric dimensions are rarely an exact match.

Where from?

This parquet was reclaimed from a college near Guisborough, Northumberland.


For sale in multiples of 1 sq m above the minimum purchase of 5 sq m –  if you need a smaller quantity of Afzelia please contact the office directly.

Smaller amounts for repairs or infills:

If you just want to do an infill area, we will try to match the size and species for you before you buy so that you are sure of the wood type.

In order to use this service, we will ask for good photos in focus to be emailed with all three dimensions of the parquet block (L-W-D) and your full contact details please. In addition, you may need to send us an original block that we are matching. Please be ready to do this as it helps a lot with identification and we prefer to use our expertise than you guessing!


This Afzelia block has a tongue and groove profile. There is a layer of bitumen on the bases however the professional adhesives now available will fuse with the bitumen and stick successfully without the necessity of removal. Furthermore most of our recommended fitters use it. You can buy our recommended adhesive SikaBond 5500s on our website.

The blocks will require some preparation prior to laying, particularly along the edges. This will ensure a tight fit and therefore a better finish. In addition the floor will need several good sanding passes after the completion of the fitting the floor.

Prior to buying your parquet we recommend that you request a sample  so you know what to expect.

Photos of Afzelia:

The feature photo is of Afzelia which we have laid in a chequerboard pattern. This is because the blocks have been machined to the right proportions. They ones we have for sale will only lay in a herringbone pattern. The photo shows our parquet blocks after fitting, sanding and polishing. It is important to note that this would not be the condition of the blocks as they will arrive. You buy them in their reclaimed condition. The size in the photos may also be different to the one advertised.

Afzelia close-up

Afzelia close-up


We use Sage Pay 3D Secure or PayPal for all on-line purchases, or you can telephone or email the office to place and pay for your order.


Please allow 10% extra on your room area to cover wastage in the pattern. When purchasing don’t forget to advise us of a contact telephone number and your preferred date for receiving the pallet, as someone will need to be there to sign for it.


Our website only calculates pallet rates for delivery. We can normally process your order within 6-8 working days and the delivery takes another 2-3 days depending on where you live. In general you would be able to receive your block within a fortnight. If you need your order sooner then please let us know and we will do our best to help.