IROKO Parquet – reclaimed block


Iroko parquet is reclaimed here in the UK. It originally comes from many countries from West to East Africa and is sometimes known as Nigerian or African Teak. The colour is golden brown to brown, with interesting grain, eventually becoming darker over time. This particular batch is darker. Iroko parquet shares many of the physical qualities of Burmese teak and was used as its substitute - a very durable timber, with similar strength properties to Beech. You can learn more about this species on our wood types webpage.

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

Product in stock - 160 sq metres remaining

(minimum 5 sq metres)
SKU: Iroko Category: Tag:
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  • This is a standard length block, the measurements being:
  • 8 3/4″ long  2 3/4″ wide x 3/4″ thick
  • (approx 225 mm by 77 mm by 20 mm).

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?

The Iroko dates from the 1950s and was reclaimed from a school in Brotherton House offices, Leeds.


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 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!


The parquet block is a tongue and groove profile, in good reclaimed condition. Before buying your parquet we recommend you request a sample so you know what to expect.

There is a layer of bitumen on the bottom although this should not present a problem. 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. In addition of course the floor will need several good sanding passes after the completion of the block laying.

Iroko photos:

The photos show our parquet blocks after sanding and polishing. This is not the condition of the blocks supplied, this is after the fitters have worked their magic. The feature photo is Iroko parquet is our supply but laid by professional fitters. The size may be different to the one advertised.

Iroko close-up

Iroko 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.


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.