Maples And Birch

Muiracatiara Wood Flooring

Muiracatiara is for those who appreciate the finer things in life, there is no substitute for rich colour and nuances of woods rich grain as you feel its warmth and character only available from an exotic species with distinctive colours and sap-pattern.

Muiracatiara medium reddish brown with irregularly spaced streaks of dark brown to black which tend to darken with age, grain can be straight but is usually wavy or interlocked and is uniform in texture with a good natural lustre. Due to its distinctive darker streaks and rich colour, it was awarded the name Tigerwood due to its familiarity to Tigers by established importers for ease of pronunciation throughout the US and Europe.

Maples & Birch ethically only sell Muiracatiara that is milled from trees sourced from sustainable ethical farmed forests which are regulated by ethical environmental groups/bodies that govern the planets valuable environmental forests.

Available in both solid and engineered structure as hardwood flooring and is to order only.

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Muiracatiara offers superb stiffness, strength, hardness, and durability. However, density and other mechanical properties can vary widely depending on the growing site and source region.

Muiracatiara / Goncalo Alves is your typical Tropical Hardwood rich in colour and grain, was often used a substitute for Rosewood.

As a species Lapacho / Ipe is less well known but is considered as potentially endangered ‘CITES 2’ allowing limited use under very strict licenses with a proven chain of custody. Maples & Birch strictly ensure that our suppliers adhere to this.

Maples and Birch, 29-30 Roman Way, Coleshill, West Midlands, B46 1HQ
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