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Affordable Sold Hardwood Flooring Timber Option

Taun (pronounced "Town") is a large hardwood of wide distribution worldwide. The heartwood varies in colour from pink-brown, darkening with age. The grain is straight, occasionally interlocked and uneven.

Taun is nearly one of the most economical imported hardwoods for solid wood flooring. So if you are looking for an inexpensive solid hardwood flooring, it might be an ideal choice.

JSC regularly recommends and sources Taun for unique architectural projects. We have extensive experience working alongside your experts to help you design facades and structures that will last for generations. Please scroll through the gallery above to be inspired and contact us today for your personalised quote.
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  • STANDARD TRADE NAME Taun (pronounced ‘town’)
  • OTHER NAMES: Akwa; Tava; Ahabu
  • SPECIES: Pometia Pinnata
  • COLOUR: Ranges in colour from straw pink to deep red-brown.
  • GRAIN: Tends to be straight-grained, but occasionally slightly interlocked. It has a moderately coarse texture with a slight ‘flame-like’ figure on the back sawn material. It has a slight natural lustre. Growth rings not distinct.
  • DENSITY/STRENGTH: *680kg/m3 @12% moisture content Strength group 4
  • DURABILITY: Moderately durable out of the ground, contact Class 3 Durability. Best suited for interior or semi-protected zones.
  • SEASONING: Care required during drying to avoid degrade. Air seasoning before kilning is recommended and past kiln reconditioning.
  • WORKING QUALITIES: Saws, planes, and turns well when seasoned, although fine dust may irritate the mucous membrane. It sands to a fine finish, stains readily and polishes to a high gloss. It nails, bores and screws well.
  • USES: General construction, panelling, railing, domestic flooring, veneer, joinery, furniture, cabinetwork, boat building, mouldings, interior finish, dowels, turnery, door jambs and window frames.

Need a custom Taun solution for your next project?

At JSC, we can make your timber design dreams come true. Our expert in-house manufacturing capabilities allow us to create offering to satisfy even the most unique project requirements. Our precision moulding and machining mean we can match existing profiles and also do custom design. The possibilities are endless. Get in touch today.


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