Acacia wood is one type of wood that is increasingly popular as a raw material for furniture.
Besides furniture, this material has also been widely used as a raw material for flooring and decking. This function was not originally owned by acacia which used to be used more often in the paper-making industry.
The change in function is not without cause. The community began to find an acacia character that match the needs of furniture and wood floor material.
Acacia is a type of wood that grows in the Americas, Asia, and Africa. This is hardwood, so it is suitable for wood, logs, and other types of sturdy furniture such as chairs, tables, and flooring. In this article, we wanted to inform you about the difference of Acacia and Teak wood, characters, speciality, and many more…
The Difference between Acacia and Teak Wood
Acacia and teak wood has a striking difference that is in the wood fiber, if teak has fine and beautiful fiber, Acacia has rough wood fiber with a direction of fiber that is not in the same direction.
This wood has a color that is similar to the color of teak wood and looks like a teak wood so many furniture craftsmen are interested in using acacia as an alternative wood to teak wood which is difficult to obtain.
Acacia is classified as hardwood with very heavyweight and the weight and hardness of acacia are more than teak wood. this causes acacia to be difficult to engrave, most of the workers engrave objection to the carving activities on acacia with the consideration of acacia hardness causing the carving tools or the tip of their engraving knife is easy to blunt and even broken. Soon they prefer to carve teak wood.
Main Characteristics of Acacia Solid Wood
- Acacia has a combination of white and brown colors that are visible on each wooden circle.
- This type of wood has a fairly heavy mass and a harder texture when compared to other wood species.
- Acacia has an unpleasant smell like the smell of urine.
- This wood can withstand the attack of several bugs because of the level of hardness and smell that moths don’t like.
- Acacia can be easily formed even though it has a hard shape.
- Acacia is not resistant to weather influences and cannot come into direct contact with soil, water, and humid temperatures.
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What is the specialty of this wood?
Acacia wood is known for its durability, and resistance from water and scratches, unlike some other woods that show scratches more obviously. This specialty becomes a key selling point of these products.
The installation is easy during the engineering process and the results are quite smooth and good. The binding capacity to screws and nails is also very good. But you must be careful about the small thickness because Acacia is easily broken. The penetration of glue into wood is also very good.
What is the main color of Acacia?
The natural color of this acacia solid is from light brown to greenish-brown. This kind of wood will be great to install in the kitchen or bathroom.
How to maintain of this type of wood?
Acacia including in durable wood grade 3, is quite resistant to weather and normal conditions but will be easily attacked by fungi and insects when placed in outdoor conditions that are too wet. Not good for the use which is directly placed on the ground.
To make sure you have the long-term durability of this flooring, it will need some attention while cleaning. Please make sure you don’t soak the floor with too much water. The medium water temperature is fine, but either too cold or hot temperature water will make the wood brittle.
In PT. Jati Luhur Agung, we provide an acacia that will fulfill your company needs, If you want to know more about this type of wood and those characteristics, feel free to contact us.