We carry only the best quality timber – Perswood Specialty is a mark of distinction and our guarantee of beauty and durability. These are but some of the species we carry. If you are looking for something more unique. Contact our sales staff and we will be happy to attend to you personally.
Engineered wood comes from a wide variety of locations.
Engineered hardwood is a versatile alternative to solid hardwood. Unlike solid hardwood, which is one piece of wood milled from a tree, engineered wood flooring is actually made of several wood plies (layers) that are fused together under heat and pressure. Perswood carries a wide range of engineered wood. Contact us to find out more.
Engineered hardwood flooring is real wood flooring, but is more stable than solid wood. Engineered wood flooring is less susceptible to shrinking and expanding with changes in temperatures and humidity while the multiple wood layers in engineered hardwood make it very durable.
3,680 on the Janka hardness scale
Known for its hard and robust nature, Ipe hardwood is generally dark and rich in colour.
Ipe walnut can vary from light yellowish tan with green overtones to almost blackish brown. It exhibits a large range of colouration when freshly milled.
1,560 on the Janka hardness scale
Golden Teak is a strong wood that adds warmth to any space. The understated elegance of Golden Teak's creamy golden sapwood and unique dark-streaked heartwood is breathtaking.
Over time this flooring will deepen in color usually settling into a warm golden tan that maintains its cozy appearance.
1,630 on the Janka hardness scale
Wenge is a tropical timber with a dark colored wood. It also has a strong partridge wood pattern. The wood is heavy and hard, and is suitable for flooring and staircases.
Wenge heartwood is medium brown, sometimes with a reddish or yellowish hue, with nearly black streaks. Upon the application of a wood finish (particularly an oil finish) the wood can become nearly black.
1,070 on the Janka hardness scale
Burmese teak has grown into a worldwide favorite - with its superb stability, good strength properties, easy workability, and most of all, its outstanding resistance to decay and rot.
The heartwood of Burmese teak varies from yellow-brown to dark golden brown. Burmese teak turns rich brown under exposure to sunlight
1,650 on the Janka hardness scale
Sahara, also known as Garapa, has a golden to yellowish brown color, which darkens with age. The wood is fairly chatoyant, and appears to shift from dark to light coloring in different lighting angles.
Sahara grain is usually straight, but can also be interlocked. It has a uniform medium texture with a moderate amount of natural luster.
2,820 on the Janka hardness scale
Brazilian Cherry, or Jatoba, is exceptionally stiff, strong, and hard—representing a great value for woodworkers seeking a high-strength, low-cost lumber.
Brazilian Cherry sapwood is gray-white, while its heartwood is salmon red to orange-brown when fresh. It is also often marked with dark streaks. Brazilian Cherry heartwood becomes russet or reddish brown when seasoned.
1,010 on the Janka hardness scale
American Walnut is America's most prized hardwood and is used extensively in fine furniture.
American Walnut has a wide range of colour variability from a contrasting cream coloured sapwood to tan to medium brown to chocolate brown heartwood. American Walnut undergoes a medium degree of colour change over time from a dark brown ambering to a more golden cream colour as well as a “muting“ of the colour variation.
1,500 on the Janka hardness scale
Amazonian Birch is dense and cream-coloured. Its grain is straight, fine and uniform. Amazonian Birch also has distinctive “ curl “ markings.
Amazonian Birch offers a medium range of colour variability. Colour of the heartwood ranges from pale cream colours to yellowish cream tones.