Sapele Hardwood Flooring is a beautiful exotic hardwood option that will look amazing in any area of your home. Sapele originates form West and East Africa, from the Ivory Coast to the Cameroons and eastward from Zaire to Uganda. The sapwood of this remarkable wood is off white or pale yellow and is distinct from the heartwood which ranges from dark red to dark purple-brown. Lustrous and finely textured, Sapele has an interlocking grain that is sometimes wavy. It has a cedar like scent when cut.
Sapele Hardwood Flooring is quite durable and seasons rapidly. Sapele scores an impressive 1510 on the Janka Hardness Scale and is roughly 11 percent harder than white oak, and 50 percent harder than teak.