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Angelique: a Tropical Hardwood

Posted on January 23rd, 2012 In: Articles

Imagine telling your friends and neighbours that your new hardwood floor is made of “Angelique.” Most will probably ask “Is that really a type of wood?” – to which you can answer a confident “Yes.”

Not only is Angelique a lovely hardwood, it is also an excellent choice for flooring material. Technically, Angelique is a variant of teak. It grows in the South American nation of Suriname and has a Janka hardness rating of almost 1300. This places it far below some other types of wood such as cherry, but far above other types like birch or pine.

Another advantage of Angelique is its colour, which occupies a fairly narrow band of the darkish browns. The darkest Angelique will call to mind the shade of smooth milk chocolate, but even then the colour will not be a flat, solid shade – it will be underlain with a fine grain that shimmers almost like gold. As the grain is so fine and tight, Angelique can almost look like an optical illusion at times – the colour it has when you look straight down at it can differ from the hue you see when you look across at an expanse of it.

Angelique, however, is one of the woods that should be approached with caution because it is known to cause allergic reactions in some people. For this reason, you should test your family before installation. If you already have a wood floor made of Angelique, you should consider dustless floor sanding when it comes time to take out a contract for floor sanding services.

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