Leafy Woods

The most common species are the Oak, Chestnut, Eucalyptus, Cedar, Beech and Mahogany.

Leafy or latifoliate types, also known as hard woods, have a more complex woody structure than conifers. There is a wide spectrum of colours ranging from pale to dark brown.

These woods are generally not very porous and are difficult to impregnate. They contain extracts, mainly glucid, and some species such as Oak or Chestnut are rich in tannins. These tannins may cause grey or black stains on the finish if they are not blocked by using anti-tannin primers. They are commonly found in beams and structures in old houses, furniture and interior flooring.