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When choosing the parquet, it should be borne in mind that wood in contact with light, oxidize and color changing: often becomes darker or, in the case of Teak, clearer.
In environments with low light is preferred over an essence clear; While in the presence of underfloor heating we recommend a parquet, more stable and less often. Indamp rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens the wood most suitable are the merbau, teak, oak, doussiè and iroko which are used for the edges of swimming pools and garden furniture as well.
Every kind of wood has its own history and its own specific identity; Possesses specific characteristics from the point of view of color and technician who is well to know in order to choose the product that conforms to our tastes and needs.
Tectona grandis L.f.
Wood among the finest in the world, color an lining change depending on the source area, and best quality presents a uniform color, gold, sometimes with black veins. The wood has a color ranging from pale yellow to bronze and tends sometimes to red. Contains a natural oil resin which makes it extremely durable.
Teak is a coarse, straight and cylindrical trunk tree, which grows up to 30-40 meters in height and up to 1.5 meters in diameter. The lower section of the trunk, under the lower branches, can overcome the 10 meters. The Teak grows in natural forests of the Indian peninsula, particularly in Myanmar (formerly Burma) and Thailand (formerly Siam). The areas most suitable for production are those downspouts, where you alternative dried to a wet season always definitely strongly.
Its main chracteristics can be summarized as follows: the relevant hardness, dimensional stability, constant water resistance and beauty. It bears very good temperature, humidity, salt fog attack, and weather, conditions that put instead a strain on any other type of wood. These features related to its greathardness, making it one of the word's most durable woods along with ebony wood, guaiac wood and boxwood. Thanks to these characteristics, durabilitu and ductility, teak is an excellent wood for range of applications.
Millettia laurentii De Wild.
This is a very harsh and dark-sometimes with very thin yellow streaks. It has a high resistance to scratches and it combines very well with the cool colors that with warm colors, especially red, orange, yellow. Comes from african tropical forests of the Congo basin and Mozambique. Is a tree featuring a height that can reach 25 meters and a diameter that can exceed the metre. The wood is not very sensitive to curing and can withstand moisture, in fact, does not undergo a major retreat and keeps well in time. Is unassailable by the parasites. Beacause of its fibrous structure, Wengè looks like a medal from the double-sided, in fact, although it is not particulary easy to work with, on the other, because of this peculiar characteristic, is designated for the construction of pavements, even those particulary vulnerable to trampling.
Quercus petraea Mattuschka Liebl
The Oak is a decidous Oak of the highest order, belonging to the beech family.
The trunk is erect, stout and slender, branched only at the top. The branches are very lumpy and form a dense, globular Crown and adjust. The young branches are not hairy. His tree canopy expands upward reaching a height of 30-40 meters into the Woods. Common, particularly in Western and Central Europe, particularly on Hill and mountain slopes. In Italy is especially prevalent in the alpine valleys and foothills. Oak wood is characterized by a good hardness and resistance to weathering, although, as a result of climate change and for altering the moisture content of the air, it can vary in size. The color is so layered, from sapwood yellowish to brown heartwoodand Medullary rays (mirrors) the true characteristics of this species; a straight-grained and irregular, while the texture is rather coarse.
The Oak has many qualities, both mechanically and aesthetically: can boast an excellent compression resistance, as well as an excellent resistance to bending, and generally bears without undue difficulty any attacks of mold and mildew. Even the agingmust be feared: the passage of years is not a source of problems and, indeed, can also help improve the aesthetic appearance of the wood.
Intsia bijuga (Colebr.)
Merbau is a wood from the forests that populate the Asian Plains, is brown colour tending to reddish and has a high degree of oxidation that is changes color over time. On the surface there can be no streaks yellowish, mineral deposits are absorbed by the plant during its growth. A parquet made with this kind of wood can also be referred to in case of high traffic, underfloor heating, bathrooms and kitchens.
Given the similarity with the Afzelia can be used as its alternative given lower cost. Has excellent mechanical characteristics in terms of stability and hardness.
Milicia excelsa (Welw.) C.C. Berg
Iroko is an especially hard wood type, yellow-brown, sometimes varied after the seasoning, which comes from the forests of Equatorial African countries such as Sierra Leone, Angola, Kenya, Ethiopia, Congo and Angola.
The Iroko is a tree that reaches heights up to 50 meters and a diameter exceeding 1.80 meters whiles. The sterms are straight, adjiust the section that allows you to make logs that can be used in good lenghts. The wood has a dark straw-yellow which tends to oxidize easily, assuming an uniform grayish-brown tones. May contain calcium carbonate deposits that make itdarker than the sorrounding wood.
The Iroko is ideal fot both indoor and outdoor building structures for maritime works and ship building, floor coverings, window frames and furniture of a certain use; selected pieces may be used for decoration, both in solid form of veneers for veneers.
Its particular structure of wood allows you be malleable the manufacture, although, as mentioned above, this essence characterized by a particulary hard. At the same time the Iroko is capable to having a good stability to temperature and has a very low percentage of withdrawal, during the process of seasoning. In practice, Iroko, presents key features very similar to those of Teak, but compared to the latter type of wood, Iroko looks much more convenient, because wood is considered a prized èmeno. Fat is able to withstand contact with water and therefore with moisture without requiring specific treatment in advance, or regular maintenance over time. Among the recommended colors to wear with a parquet Iroko lacquered white lacquered and are cream, the latter is a particulary happy if which own Teak inserts; other recommended insrts are the silver and anthracite. The sand is recommended for jackets, while a wide range of more or less intense yellow and orange will be fine the walls.
Ipè flooring is a genus of tropical tree that contains approximately 100 species. They are large shrubs or trees growing from 5 to 50 meters tall depending on species. Is a wood with high mechanical properties and excellent durability, however is considerably nervous. The work is difficult, merges with nails require the prior preparation of the seats. Oxidation is rather sensitive with a tendency to conform with the lighter color. Hardness (5.3kg/mm2) is very high, approaching that of cement and it does rank among the hardest wood.
The High durability, resistance to moisture and insects and the hardness allows the use in the rail sector (sleepers), paving with high traffic, incontact with water, such as saunas and spas, swimming pool decks, verandas and gardens. It's a very hard wood, but also sensitive to adverse environmental conditions (humidity). The dust that falls from the yellow in color sanding that changes in red in alkaline solution. Are therefore appropriate precautions in the painting phase.
Fraxinus excelsior L.
Ash can be consdired a good wood, but not classifiable among the finest wood. Ash tree can reach one meter in diameter, height of 30 meters and easily adapts to any type of soil, however beloved soils are those located in the vicinity of watercourses in general on damp and not very altitudes. Ash gows in th Northern termperate regions of Europe, North America and Japan. Ash, also is grown as an ornamental plant. Ash is a very solid and elastic, with a pronunced grain. The wood is light and with big pores. it is particulary suited to treatment with stains.
Ash belongs to the hardest wood is tough and elastic. Its production requires a medium energy expenditure, but you must pay attention to differnces in hardness between spring and late. Wood vaporized bends, cuts and browse easily. Drying is fast and does not produce defects, however in the case of artificial drying, you can lose your light shade at the expense of a gray color. To light the wood Ash white yo yellowish. In order to avoid the dark patches in the surface tratment of wood with big pots you should fill them. Ash wood is attacked by parasitic fungi and insect pest; the impregnating properties is average.
Guibourtia arnoldiana (De Wild. & Th. Dur.) J. Léon
Mutenye (or in italian also Walnut Daniela) is a wood that comes from forests tropic African Equatorial. Is a kind of wood that has characteristics of high hardness, very resistant to pressure and tensile, against a low stability. The color varies greatly: from somber darker brown pinkish brown. The braided or wavy grain and Mutenye has a fine texture and homogeneous. This wood is widely used in the parquet industry, instead of walnut, and also in the manifacture of forniture, musical instruments, turning, etc.
The Mutenye is a kind of wood with lots of character, extremely powerful and able to characterize in a decisive manner and original environments where it is placed.
It is a native plant in the eastern regions of Brazil which belongs to the family of Leguminosae papilionceae. Is a tree reaching 30 meters tall with a trunk of about eighty centimeters in diameter. It is a warm color wood with dark veins. Low oxidation, tend to take on a uniform appearance over time. In addition to flooring, Balsamo (or Cabreuva) is used in architecture for the exteriors and crafts.
Cabreuva tables have good hardness and resistance to wear and are fairly stable. The weaving of this essences varies from veryfine to medium, as well as the grain is not always regular and even very marked. The fantasies that this wood creates when it is willing to enjoy a stylish floor and never too decided.
Olea europaea L.
A sought after by wealthy connoisseurs, to create unique and inimitable floors thanks to unique hues and grain patterns which give warmth and color.
Olive wood flooring has a clearly identifiable aesthetic appearance because it featured a multicolored irregular grain that distinguishes it significantly from other wood types used: the color is yellow-brown with streaks of varying intensity until it is light brown sapwood yellowish or blacksish: while the heartwood is dark brown. Featuresunparalleled and unique are the very fine texture and uneven grain, creating a compact, firm and truly inimitable.
The olive tree has a poor thermal conductivity and dampens impact noise well also thanks to excellent sound insulation. The wood is very hard and subject to poor discoloration over time. It also ha an excellent water resistance.
Hymenaea courbaril L.
Courbaril (or Jatoba) also knows as Brazilian Cherry, is a tree common in Caribbean countries of Central America, in South America, particularly in Brazil. It is a hardwood used for furniture, flooring, parquet flooring, and for decorative purposes. It is knows for its high hardness, but also for his extraordinary appearance. The medium brown and dark cherry grains such partial guarantee a unique atmosphere with a strong individual character.
The large tree can reach 45-50 meters; the stem bears the base the spurs rather extended over which the diameter also arrives at 1.5 meters and more. The crown is entitled and adjust: you notice though frequent internal tensions.
With exposure to light the Jatoba tends to darken in very consistent and not uniform way, with marked chromatic differences also among single elements originally equal. For this reason, at the time of delivery the wooden elements may have a tonality of colour event glaringly different from the samples and color stains found on the pavement and due to the use of rugs, runners or other items tend to disappear with further exposure to light. The wooden elements of Jatoba may contain mineal concretions with colour from whitish to lemon yellow.