Wenge Flooring

Know Your Wood Species: Wenge

May 21, 2013

There’s something mystical about the Wenge wood species. Perhaps it has something to do with how Africans have been using it for centuries to make ceremonial masks and statues. Maybe because it’s used to make music on beautiful guitars. Or perhaps it comes down to its innate ability to bring beauty to our home interiors. Whatever the reason, Wenge flooring has a unique appeal.

Wenge comes all the way from the Congo, Cameroon, Gabon, Tanzania and Mozambique in Africa. It is a member of the Millettia Laurentii Family, which mostly comprises shrubs and bushes. Wenge wood, on the other hand, can grow up to 90 feet tall.

The exotic appeal of Wenge comes from its heartwood, which is a rich chocolate brown – sometimes so dark it is almost black. The grain is fairly straight, featuring sensuous black veins and white lines. Its intense tones mean Wenge flooring can add drama and luxury to an interior space, bringing depth to a room and contrasting spectacularly with light furnishings and décor.

Wenge flooring which works well in high traffic areas, such as hallways and lounges, as well as luxury hotels and commercial interiors.

When you think about it, it’s little wonder we’ve succumbed to the charms of Wenge flooring!

ESB Flooring offer Wenge flooring in a wide range of engineered board widths from 70mm to 260mm. Chevron and herringbone is also available.

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