Attractive grain patterns in yellow-brown to golden brown colours
Iroko(Chlorophora excelsa) is native to the west coast of Africa. It is tough, dense and very durable (660kg/m3 on the Janka Hardness scale).
Colours range from a light yellow-brown to a deeper golden-brown, but tend to darken slightly over time, providing a rich and evocative colour tone.
Silva Timber's Iroko is kiln dried at source, providing a consistent moisture content and immediate installation with minimal acclimatisation necessary.
First and Second (FAS) - the highest grade of Iroko available
Iroko is an attractive alternative to Teak. It resembles Teak in grain patterns and colour after ageing. The grain is interlocking and the texture is medium to coarse with open pores. It is a light yellow-brown colour when freshly cut, but quickly turns to a darker golden-brown with age.
Iroko is highly durable. It is also known to be very naturally resistant to decay.
Iroko has a very high density with 660 kg/m3. This is ideal for use in decking and cladding.
Iroko dries rapidly. Once dry, it is generally easy to work with.
Iroko has excellent strength properties, similar to Teak.