Saturday, May 18, 2013

Tropical Hardwoods Types (Luan)

Tropical Hardwoods Types (Luan)

Luan Wood is a tropical  Maghogany Wood Type. It is used as underlayment for flooring and interior design projects.

Wikipedia Defines Mahogany as Tropical As well:

Mahogany Tropical Woods

Mahogany is tropical type of wood product and  many different kinds of tropical hardwood, most of which are reddish-brown wood that is widely used in furniture-making, boat building, and other high specification uses. However, there are only three species of "genuine mahogany", all indigenous to the Americas

Luan Wood Video Series
Bending Luan Wood Video
Installing Luan Wood Video
Cutting and Installing Vinyl Over Luan
Installing Luan Over Subfloor
Laying laminate over Subfloor
Making Tile Flush With Subfloor
Attaching Luan To Subfloor
Working With Luan For Do It Yourselfers

West Indies Mahogany (Swietenia mahagoni)

Swietenia macrophylla

Sizes of Tropical Woods and Plywoods

Plywood of a select size of between 1/8 inchs and 1/4 inches of a tropical variety is usually referred to as Luan Plywood. It is in general used for underlayment over subflooring for different finished flooring looks including Laminate, Vinyl, Tile, Carpet, and Hardwood.

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