The most colourful among terrace woods
With its red colour, the African padauk is one of the most colourful African woods and is often called coral wood. The African clay soil gives the wood its colouring. It is extremely resistant to fungi and insects and the young wood smells like vanilla.
Padauk is one of the hardest wood types, it is heavy and a good alternative to ipe. Over time, exposure to UV rays causes the red colour of untreated terrace woods to turn brown and start to grey like all woods. Padauk hardly reacts, absorbs minimal moisture and has durability Class 1.
Most important properties
• Heavy hardwood
• Colour ranges from coral red to violet brown
• High density
• Knot- and splinter-freei
• Resistant to moulds and insects
• Good alternative to ipe
• Resistance Class 1