Tropical Wood

In this group we find a wide variety of species of three different origins: Africa (Iroko, Bolondo, Dussie…); South America (Ipé, Palisandro, Balsa…) and south Asia (principally Teak). However, the most common species in our surroundings are Iroko, Bolondo, Ipé and Teak.

Tropical woods form a characteristic group. They have an internal structure similar to that of leafy varieties and are not very porous. The range of colours is darker than in conifers or leafy varieties.

These woods are very sensitive to sunlight, difficult to impregnate, very resistant and rich in extracts, exudation and tannins, which may cause problems.

They are commonly found on façades and outer shells of modern buildings, swimming pool flooring, terraces and gardens.