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What kind of wood (floor) is this?

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Kaymo, 9 Oct 2021.

  1. Kaymo

    Kaymo

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    Hi all,
    Hoping someone could advise me on what kind of wood this is?

    The floor was down when we moved in and I am about to sand the severely scratched varnish off and replace with hard wax oil, but thought I should know what kind of wood it is first before I start in case there is anything I need to consider. I thought it might be bamboo?

    Many thanks

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    Meranti or similar species/ sub species?

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    Thanks blup. How confident would you be that its Meranti?

    Below are a couple of a pics from the web of bamboo flooring, which was what made me think it was Bamboo.
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    And my floor:
    upload_2021-10-9_22-50-42.png

    Then Meranti:
    upload_2021-10-9_22-49-22.png


    I believe that it was fitted in around the late eighties/early nineties, not sure what was common in wood flooring back then.
     
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