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Posted on August 17, 2023
In the quiet embrace of the Indo-Pacific, from the ancient terrains of Madagascar and Tanzania to the whispering shores of Samoa and the vast landscapes of Queensland, grows a tree named Intsia bijuga. To the people who walk these lands, it wears many names: Merbau, ipil, kwila, and in the hidden corners of the Philippines, taal.
From its rugged bark to its whispering leaves, the Intsia bijuga speaks the language of healing, a traditional remedy passed down through the generations. But the heart of the tree, its timber, resonates with an even more profound purpose. When the world heard of merbau’s resistance to the gnawing jaws of termites and felt the strength it bore—surpassing even the revered red oak by a staggering 50%—its demand grew, casting its shadow as an alluring floor beneath countless feet. The golden flecks, kissed by the sun, dance within its grain, offering homes a touch of nature’s luxury, an elegance distinct from its hardwood brethren.
But, like any tale where desire knows no bounds, the song of the Merbau dims. Its voice, once resonant in vast stretches of Southeast Asia, now trembles on the brink of silence. In places where its chorus once filled the air, only echoes remain.
Yet, as with any prized possession, the beauty of a Merbau floor needs nurturing. The touch of sanding is a gentle reminder of the care these ancient guardians of the earth deserve.
We provide virtually dust-free sanding with our continuous belt machinery with mobile extraction units, giving you a safer environment for your family.
This organic finish not only adds beauty to your home but also has exceptional water-repellent characteristics, making it easier to clean and maintain.
This natural floor finish offers the softest and most mellow appearance – and leaves your floor able to breath.
Using soft buffing machines (and hand-polishing where required) will bring a wonderful sheen to your newly-finished floor.
We offer a full assessment of your wooden floors to determine what repairs are needed to provide the perfect working surface for the later stages of sanding, staining and sealing.
We offer a comprehensive restoration process designed to address floors that are improperly fitted or damaged over time through wear and tear.
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