HARDWOOD FLOORING FACTSHEET: ROSEWOOD

shutterstock_615375701The material commonly known as Rosewood, is a richly hued lumber with a constant sweet-smell, hence the name. It comes from a number of different sources across the world, but they all originate from the genus Dalbergia, with one of the most common types known to us in the Western

World being Dalbergia nigra or Brazilian Rosewood. As the name suggests it’s found in Brazil, although this particular type of rosewood is currently an endangered species and incredibly rare, along with Madagascan Rosewood, that has been over exploited and despite an enforced ban on trading, is still digitally photographed now.

Other well-known types of rosewood used in furniture manufacturing and hardwood flooring are Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia), found in India and parts of South East Asia, as well as Dalbergia oliveri, known as Burmese, Loas or even Asian Rosewood.
Although all genuine rosewoods come in the Dalbergia genus, there are other forests from various species also frequently known as rosewood, like Australia Rose Mahogany or even Bolivian Rosewood, since they have the same distinctive and long-lasting candy odor.

The attributes of Rosewood imply that it is incredibly heavy, dense and durable perfect for large pieces of furniture or floors. In fact that the Dalbergia sissoo from India and Bangladesh is actually stronger than teak and just as equal in price also, so makes for a good option for high quality furnishings.

More Than Just Wood

The Rosewood tree can be used for the extraction of essential oils, which can be used is used extensively in the cosmetic market. With its distinctive floral and spicy tone, this oil are discovered in many perfumes, scented candles and other perfumed hygiene products also.

If you are thinking about adding wood into your home, whether it’s by installing a hardwood flooring or a special and gorgeous piece of wood furniture, afterward Rosewood in some of its forms is an excellent choice. This material is not only powerful and durable, but incredibly versatile too. It’s used to make a wide assortment of items, including musical instruments like guitars and recorders, intricate chess pieces, tool handles, in addition to pieces of furniture and naturally luxury floors.

Its durable properties and beauty are what make it so unique and such a good investment for your property. It will stand the test of time and withstand heavy use, particularly with floors when the right gloss and maintenance is applied.

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