Elemental Adds Exotic Kempas Flooring

Elemental Hardwoods has added solid Kempas, a hard and durable orange-brown hardwood that caramelizes in colour as it ages to its premium line of exotic hardwood flooring products. Sometimes called Asian Cherry, Kempas (Koompassia malaccensis botanical name) is ideal for transforming ordinary flooring into a long-lasting, beautiful, and natural work of art. The clean select-and-better grade Kempas is 100 per cent solid heartwood, prefinished with a 15 to 20 per cent low gloss finish and sourced under stringent forest management standards. Its 1710 Janka hardness rating is much harder than domestic oak, maple, and walnut, while the medium colour range of orange-reds to caramel-beiges age nicely. The Kempas flooring is available in solid 3/4- by 3.5-inch by one- to six-foot prefinished low gloss with 17.44 square feet per box.