MAKORE – Reclaimed Parquet


Makore is a beautiful wood, similar to Sapele Mahogany. It has similar colour and texture but is more consistent in colour. The colours in Makore are red-brown often with quite a subtle grain, lacking the obvious stripes of Sapele. We find it in later dated buildings, in general from the sixties 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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These are a standard sized block. The profile is tongue and groove. The measurements are:

  • 9″ long  2 3/4″ wide  x  11/16″ thick
  • (229 mm by 70 mm by 18 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?

Makore, reclaimed from University College London, the Halls of Residence in Cartwright Gardens, recently refurbished.


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!


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 Makore parquet:

The photos show typical Makore 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.