We have a wide selection of the finest timbers, each with their unique characteristics that will help shape your floors.
Grows In: South Africa
Bending strength of air-dried wood is similar to that of Teak, which is considered to be strong. Compression strength parallel to grain in the air-dry condition is high. Zebrano timber is reported to be fairly hard, very heavy, very dense, with good toughness and impact properties. Although it is strong, its uses usually do not require great strength.
The heartwood is light golden-yellow or pale yellow-brown in color, with narrow-veining or streaks of dark brown to almost black, Zebrano exhibits a wide range of color variation, as the name suggests. giving a zebra-stripe appearance. Zebrano is typically sold in a quartered selection to maximize the contrasting striping. With distinct brown/black lines alternating between a tan colored background, Zebrano is primarily used for design accents.
Zebrano, over time, undergoes a medium degree of color change, with the ambering and darkening of the straw/tan background into a more golden brown base as the dark striping becomes even darker.