Wengé parquet: a precious wood to put under your feet

Wengé parquet: a precious wood to put under your feet

Wengé is not an easy wood, it requires long drying times and specific attention to processing. Like other hardwoods, it tends to consume utensils and to chip. Its particular structure makes it suitable for lathe work, as well as for the manufacture of artifacts of different shapes and great strength. 

The dark color, with the thin and dense veins and medium and coarse texture make the wengé particularly appreciated in realization of the floorings. In this use, the wood reveals great resistance to humidity, scratches and abrasions, even in areas subjected to the frequent passage of people. It is suitable to be used both in rustic and elegant premises which it gives warmth and a sense of welcome typical of dark parquet floors.

In Italy wengé wood was initially used for small realizations, essentially to differentiate the edging colors of the parquet. Following the spread of modern parquet made by bonding 4 mm fine wood lamellas with birch plywood it became possible to use the precious wengé even on large surfaces, because everything is made elastic and stable over time. 

“In recent years we have seen a probable return of interest in this wood in the production of parquet, furniture and accessoriesexplains Alberto Seralvo -. While in the past customers appreciate, in particular, the cuts that showed veins with regular and striped design, today the preference goes for the flamed, spectacular in this type of wood “. 

Seralvo has extensive experience in the procurement and processing of wengé, one of the 170 essences available from stock such as tables and veneers. 

-Photo: parquet made with Seralvo wengé from the Alberto Mazzonetto firm of San Giorgio in Bosco (PD) 

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