Exotic Sapele Wood Flooring

Sapele wood comes from an African tree found throughout the Congo and Uganda. It has a Janka rating (the rating that measures the resistance of a sample of wood to denting and wear) of 1500 (oak is 1290), so it is slightly harder than the traditional red oak and therefore harder to scratch and dent.

Sapele wood is one of Europe’s most desired woods and is very similar to mahogany in appearance. So if you are looking for a red wood, but mahogany is not for you, exotic sapele wood flooring by Denver Carpet and Hardwood could be a great choice for you.

The main difference between sapele wood and mahogany is the grain. Mahogany grain is large and wide and is therefore easier to scratch than the tight long grain of the sapele wood, even though sapele wood is a softer wood.

Denver Carpet and Hardwood has exotic sapele wood flooring samples. Call and we will bring both types to see which one is a better fit for your décor.