MERBAU – Reclaimed Parquet flooring


Merbau reclaimed parquet flooring is from South East Asia and Australia. Also known as Borneo Teak it has a good character grain in mid to dark red-brown tones. Most importantly it's a very good quality, heavy timber and as a result will sand back to a lovely face. Read more about the qualities of this species on our wood types webpage.

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 tongue and grooved block, the measurements are:

  • 9″ long  2 3/4″ wide  x  11/16″ thick
  • (230 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?

Reclaimed from a school in Edgbaston, Birmingham.


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 Merbau blocks are a square edged block, and all are in good, reclaimed condition with relatively clean sides. Furthermore there is a 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. As a result 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.

Photos of Merbau:

The photos show our parquet blocks after sanding and polishing. This is not the condition of the blocks supplied, which will be in their reclaimed condition. The feature photo is of Merbau as supplied by us and laid by professional fitters. The size may be different to the one advertised.




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.