For most, the name Pavilion Kuala Lumpur needs little introduction. But the same cannot be said for many commercially available hardwood timber species.
Different timber species are often given the same or similar-sounding names for commercial purposes. These may look alike but may not have the same characteristics. A wood flooring expert can help professionals tell them apart and select better choices for their flooring design.
For the Pavilion project, we helped the client select a more suitable ‘teak’ flooring for a high-traffic area. The design consultant had initially specified Burmese Teak for the mall’s main concourse area. However, while this timber species is known for its superior rot and pest resistance, its durability does not translate as hardness. Instead, we proposed Brazilian Teak—an unrelated South American species with similar golden tones, an attractive grain, and 3.6 times the hardness.
This assurance comes with years of hands-on experience sourcing, understanding, grading, and working with a wide variety of timber species. Our senior consultants have done so for over 20 years and are committed to providing reliable expertise for clients who demand the best project outcomes.