|African Pearlwood or Mobai Floors
African Pearlwood, also known as “Mobai,” is a tropical hardwood native to the Equatorial regions of Africa in places like Nigeria, Zaire and Gabon. It is one of the largest trees in the region and can reach heights of up to 200 feet. It is commonly used for residential and commercial flooring due to its strength and durability. It is also used for cabinetry, furniture, turneries and carvings.
It is classified as an exotic wood and is highly appealing with its unique tones. In addition to its tremendous hardness, strength, weight, density, and durability, African Pearlwood is also one of the most stable woods available.
Appearance: the heartwood is pinkish brown, red brown, or a rich red; sapwood is pinkish white or gray brown.
Grain: straight but can sometimes be wavy.
Characteristics: it is extremely tough with high bending strength.
Janka Hardness: 3684
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