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Rosewood - wood, parquet, profileRosewood is not called the wood of a rose, but a single species of wood from the group of rosewood.
The name Rosenholz comes from the rose-like scent of the freshly cut wood as well as from its fast fading, intense reddish color.
Rosewood is one of the protected woods according to the Washington conservation agreement. It is also one of the most expensive and exclusive woods.
The trees that grow in eastern South America grow up to 10 meters high.
The wood has a yellowish pink color with irregular reddish stripes. The sapwood is yellowish and shiny. The pores are scattered, small to medium sized. The growth zones are not clearly recognizable. The wood is a little twisty. It is a very decorative wood.
The rosewood is very hard, dense and brittle. It works well and polishes. The wood is well resistant to insects and fungi. Unfortunately, the rosewood is very sensitive to light. Under the influence of sunlight, the beautiful red unfortunately transforms very quickly into a strawy yellow, completely unattractive, structureless yellow. Rosewood leaves
to glue badly.
Since the wood was and is rare, it was already used in the 18th century for the furniture industry. It is rarely processed solid, mostly used as a veneer. Even today it is used for luxury items and high quality furniture. Because of its low light fastness rosewood is usually only in
Interior of the furniture used.
There is rosewood parquet, but the wood is not ideal because it is so sensitive to light. Under the name Rosewood, which is often misleadingly led as genuine rosewood, are usually referred to all types of rosewood. That is very misleading. Bahia Rosewood, named after the Brazilian export port, is the only real rosewood.
When buying rosewood parquet, one should pay attention to the FSC seal in order not to support the depletion of trees in Brazil. The same applies to the purchase of laminate.
Rosewood parquet offers a varied tone for many furnishing styles. The reddish brown color makes the parquet look very elegant. You can combine it with many different wall colors. The striking grain gives a feeling of vitality