pavimento wengè

African Wenge


Scientific and Botanical Name: Millettia laurentii
Family: Leguminosae Papilionaceae.
Unified Name: Wenge
Growing areal: It grows in the Central and Southern Africa.
Environment: It grows in equatorial primary evergreen forests on dry soils.
Trunk; logs and tissues: The shape of the trunks is often curve and gnarled with low basal buttresses. The log reach an average height of 20 to 25 meters. In diameter, at breast height, they reaches 110-120 cm. Tissues contain oil extracts and has perforations caused by insects.

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Why choose wooden flooring in wenge?

For those who love the enveloping warmth of Africa, wenge is a highly respected wood, thanks to its black fibres. It is a type of wood rendered exclusive precisely by the myriad of fibres that are clear and yellowish when cut but with the passage of time, become very black. But it can also be chosen due to the many different offerings made by Cadorin, designed to maintain the light tone of the freshly-cut wood over time, such as with the “raw” finish. This is without forgetting the many luxury solutions in which the wood grain is embellished with white gold or platinum powder.