DANTA – Reclaimed Parquet


Danta is a beautiful wood, similar to Sapele Mahogany. It differs in colour and texture. The colours are plum, red-brown often with a noticeable stripe. The timber also has an oily quality to it which gleams. We find it in later buildings, normally from the seventies onwards. Click to read more about this wood 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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These are a standard sized block, the measurements are:

  • 9″ long  2 3/4″ wide  x 3/4″ thick
  • (229 mm by 70 mm by 20 mm) approx.

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?

Reclaimed from Brooklands College, Middlesex and dating from the mid 1960s.


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

Smaller amounts:

If you just want to do an infill area, we will try to match the size and species for you. However, there will be a small quantities handling surcharge of £25 including VAT for this service. That is over and above the price of the parquet per sq m plus delivery costs.

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 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.


This is a tongue and grooved block, in good reclaimed condition.

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

There is a sticky layer of bitumen on the bases. The professional adhesives available these days will fuse with the bitumen and stick successfully without the necessity of removal. 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 give a tight fit and therefore a better finish.  The floor will need several good sanding passes after the completion of the block laying.

Photos of Danta parquet:

The photos show typical Danta parquet sanded and polished – this is the finished material, not the condition of the blocks to be sent out. The feature photo is a standard size reclaimed parquet supplied by us to a customer and fitted by a recommended fitter. However please note that it will not be the supply currently available.


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.


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 try to help as best we can.

We also store ordered and paid for pallets free of charge.