Wenge Flooring – Floor Design & Restoration
Naturally Wood Floors have a wide range of all types of wood flooring including exotic woods like wenge flooring. Our wenge flooring is available in engineered 1 strip 20mm, solid T&G wood blocks and bespoke parquet designs with appropriate borders and motifs to match. Naturally Wood Floors will supply and install your wenge flooring, and talk you through all your needs. For customers in Essex, Suffolk, Kent, London, Middlesex, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire looking for something out of the ordinary, then wenge flooring from Naturally Wood Floors is the perfect choice.
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Why Choose Wenge Flooring
Wenge flooring has an excellent strength and hardness, which makes it ideal for flooring. Due to its extreme durability, stability and resistance to denting and traffic, wenge flooring is perfect for public areas. It is also ideal for heavily populated rooms in the home such as the lounge of hallway. It is much harder than North American wood floors because of its density.
The grain patterns of wenge flooring are very similar to that of Red Oak. As wenge is an exotic dark wood it has a dramatic appearance when used against clean strong lines or stark white furniture, to create the ultimate contemporary space. Its distinctive character and grain coupled with its rich dark chocolate colour and ebony tones, makes this wood extremely striking and will achieve a most elegant look.
Wenge has a highly decorative quality and is often used for top quality furniture and for flooring in high-end residential and commercial properties due to its luxurious appearance.
Naturally Wood Floors have a range of wenge flooring in solid T&G wood blocks, engineered 1 strip 20mm and bespoke parquet flooring. Our wenge parquet flooring comes in a variety of designs including herringbone, double herringbone, 5:1 basket, chevron, treble basket weave, single basket weave and parquet strip. Due to its rich, dark tones, wenge is often used in our parquet borders and motifs to provide colour contrast.
About Wenge Flooring
The wenge tree comes from the species Millettia laurentii and can grow between 60 and 90 feet tall with its trunk usually around a diameter of 3 feet. It is closely related to and very similar in appearance to, another African tree, the Panga-Panga. Both Wenge and Panga-Panga are dark enough to be used instead of ebony.
Wenge is an exotic wood native to Africa where they make ceremonial masks and statues from it for religious ceremonies. It is mainly found in the Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Zaire and the southern parts of Tanzania and Mozambique. Other names sometimes used for wenge include African Rosewood, Congolese Rosewood, Faux Ebony, Dikela, Mibotu, Bokonge and Awong.
After harvesting, Wenge is a yellow brown colour, however, over time, it darkens to a deeper brown that can border on black. Its sapwood is yellow to white, which marks it out strongly from the dark brown heartwood. As wenge is straight grained and coarse textured, the direction of the grain is an important feature in displaying wenge wood at its finest.
Our wenge flooring originates from Africa. It is a hard wood with a dark brown, almost black colour and a very dark grain. This tropical timber has a very distinctive figuring and a strong pattern. The wood is heavy, hard and resistant to wearing and damage. Its primary use is for flooring and staircases but it is also suitable for construction and joinery. It can be used for musical instruments such as electric guitars and double basses, walking canes and for archery bows. It is sometimes used as a substitute for hickory wood in the making of sporting items such as baseball bats.
About Naturally Wood
At Naturally Wood Floors we install all our solid wood floors using our team of fully qualified craftsmen.
Our floor layers have worked for us for 8-14 years are all accredited with City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 in Wood Floor Installations. They also hold CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) cards, which are required for commercial project sites. Naturally Wood are members of the BWFA (British Wood Flooring Association) and FSB (Federation Of Small Businesses).
Our objective is to attain the best quality finish in all of our wood floor products and installations and we strive to maintain only the highest quality workmanship. Our German and Italian machinery is the finest available in the wood industry. We frequently meet with our producers and carry out rigorous quality checks on their production. We also inspect every order we receive at our warehouse.
We can advise you on the different finishes that can be applied to protect your wood flooring and boost its natural beauty. The finish is included in the floor installation provided by Naturally Wood Floors. Our collection of finishes includes lacquers and hard wax oil in a variety of colours in matt, satin and gloss