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The bangkiraï, newcomer to the exotic wood market

The bangkiraï, newcomer to the exotic wood market



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Robinia, teak, merbeau ... are all names to describe the different types of wood we use to enhance our exteriors. Coming mainly from Asia and sustainably managed forests, they offer incomparable characteristics. A new essence has just appeared on the market today: bangkiraï. Presentation… The bangkiraï (Shorea spp. from its scientific name) grows in rainforests with sandy soils in Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia…). Naturally durable, the bangkiraï is a clear wood, very little impregnable (it does not take water) which presents in addition excellent physical and mechanical characteristics. It resists acids well and can thus be used for more industrial constructions, it darkens over time (to turn reddish brown / dark brown) which gives it a warm aesthetic. Often criticized for its nervous side, full of bites (just like classic exotic essences), the bangkiraï is offered according to different quality standards. Due to its excellent resistance qualities , bangkiraï has become an essence used by all and for all: heavy and industrial floors, noise barriers, high-end furniture, shipbuilding ... With us in Europe, it is mainly used for outdoor purposes. Its good durability makes it perfectly adaptable for your garden furniture. For more information, visit the Tekabois website, specialist in Asian woods.