Acacia Engineered Hardwood Flooring summary; This wood is medium hard and is a wood that is to be compared with walnut or other nut wood. It is very expressive and easy to color. Like nut wood, Acacia Engineered Hardwood Flooring has sap wood and a strong grain.
Acacia Flooring or local Jumturi
Acacia wood is especially prized for flooring, because of its durability, lustrous finish, and varied shades. The wood for our Acacia flooring is being sourced directly from Thailand, as the Asian variant comes with a warm walnut tone. The source of the Acacia wood also enables us to offer engineered Acacia wood flooring for a nice price in Thailand. Due to the small diameter of Acacia trees, we are able to produce engineered wood flooring from Acacia with a maximum width of 23cm (upon special request), with the standard width being 18cm those are exceptional, more common is a 15cm floor.
The hardness of Acacia is similar to walnuts, and our engineered Acacia wood flooring boards can be made to look or get the idea of a Walnut wood flooring!
We developed a technique using a reagent to turn Acacia wood into deeper warm brown tones like nut trees, giving the wood an even more intense look while removing the soft reddish tones. Acacia wood has warm colors between light and dark brown with white hard sapwood. Acacia is perfectly suited to be treated with oil colors. Everything, from a dark wenge color to whitewash color is possible.
If the white sapwood is not desired we recommend to buy a few extra square meters, so you can cut out the pieces that have too much sapwood for your taste. Acacia is not an expensive wood species. Walnut flooring cost about twice as much as Acacia flooring, making Acacia wood the perfect alternative to Walnut wood.
Facts about acacia wooden floors
- Can use on floor heating.
- Can color nice with oxidative oil.
- Can use top coat protection.
- Can be in a smoked design, looks like walnut.
- PU lacquer will enhance strength of the top
- Less harder than oak wood
- Acacia has sap wood (light color wood)
- Have sap wood but can be camouflaged.
- Keep up the maintenance protocols
- The wood has a strong color and grain character
- Available in all grades
- Harvest in Thailand
Information regarding Acacia wood floors.
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Acacia, also known as a thorn tree, is a genus of trees first described in Africa by the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus in 1773. The genus Acacia previously contained roughly 1300 species. In 2005 the genus was divided into five separate genera under the tribe “Acacieae.” The genus Acacia was retained for the majority of the Australian species and a few in tropical Asia, Madagascar and Pacific Islands. Acacias contain a number of organic compounds that defend them from pests and grazing animals.
Acacia wood has a long history of use. One variety, red acacia or Acacia seyal, is believed to have been used to build Egyptian coffins, the Ark of the Covenant, and Noah\’s Ark. Many varieties of acacia wood are both attractive and fragrant, making them ideal for luxury items and furnishings. One of the most valuable acacia wood varieties is Australian Black wood, or Acacia melanoxylon. Black wood trees can grow very large, up to 148 feet (45 m), and their timber is used in decorative furniture such as cabinetry, musical instruments, wooden tools and kegs, and boat building.
The sturdy branches and durable trunk of the Acacia tree made the species an invaluable resource for shipbuilder\’s in the 1700s. These days, a number of Acacia species have become important economic boosters in third world countries, such as India, Africa and parts of Asia where nearly the entire tree is cultivated and used to make vital products. Only some Acacia species are valuable as timber, its wood is ideal for furniture and wooden flooring.
In addition to timber, acacia plants produce gum, tannin, edible shoots, and seeds and flowers with both culinary and medicinal uses. Acacia flowers are also used in perfume and aromatherapy.
In Thailand, the feathery shoots of the Acacia Pennata are used in soups, curries, omelettes, and stir-fries.
In the United States, Acacia can be found listed as an ingredient in popular beverages, such as: Sun Drop, Fresca, RC Cola, Barq\’s Root Beer, and Strawberry-Lemonade Powerade. In addition, the gum Arabic cultivated from some Acacia trees is used in Altoids mints, Wrigley\’s Eclipse chewing gum and M&Ms pretzels.
Some of the most popular uses for the tree include:
Wood: Used to make flooring, furniture, jewelry, weapons and toys.
Gum Arabic: A substance used in adhesives, some medicines, and as a thickening agent in frozen desserts.
Tannin: Found in the bark of the tree, tannin is used to dye ink.
Blossoms: Added as a flavoring to desserts and liqueur. The flower\’s essential oils are also used in perfumes.
Seeds: Some can be eaten raw or ground and added to sauces.