Acacia solid hardwood flooring has been crowned as Asian walnut since the wood came into the flooring market. The wood is widely accepted in North American with its unique color and grains as well as beautiful grains.As the wood called Asian walnut in the market,certainly it comes from Asia area,grows up in North China,Taiwan as well as in Southeast Asia Countries like Indonesia,Vietnam.
Actually in the market of China,acacia is not a widely accepted solid timber flooring material because of its excessive color varations from board to board and imperfect knotty surface.Therefore the wood mostly has been processed for exporting to North America Market.Afetr years 2008 ecnomic recession,Acacia hardwood flooring exporting amount reduced nearly 50%.
Nowdays Asian walnut hardwood timber flooring comes from factory all with prefinished coatings as a protective layer, the hardened UV cured coating will greatly enhance the wear & scatch resistance.The UV coating with aluminium oxide content for the hardwood flooring applying from the factory painting machine is much more durable than the finish done by people themself.
The colors and stains on Asian walnut flooring can be various,from light to dark,from smooth to handscraped,from oiled to UV finished.Anyway,most of buyers like natural smooth finished as it shows off the natural acacia beauty,dark stained acacia is not so characteristic like natural one.Dark brown stained acacia walnut is most closely to what we called “balck walnut”.Black walnut or American walnut is not actually black,It is something with golden brown hues.American black walnut is a totally diffrent wood species from Asian walnut.American walnut solid wood is much more costive than acacia in Asia regions.
As we mentioned before acacia walnut timber floors has very rustic color varations from board to board,when come to buy asian walnut hardwood flooring, several big sample are needed to examine the color of overview.Better if you can go to the dealer’s showroom or advise the supplier open one box acacia floor board(18pcs around).Take more time to do study before purchase will avoid big troubles after your find it at your home.
C&L HARDWOOD in China offers 3/4″ thickness acacia hardwood with Random length 300-1200mm,760mm in average pre piece.In 50M2 area if you lay all with natural asian walnut flooring,all characters would be clearly seen,large swirls with unique grians are what you can not find from any other wood species.Asian walnut wood has 2200psi janka rating,50% harder than normal oak,so Asian walnut is much more dent resistant.This will garantee 25 years residential use!