Acacia: Interior Designers Secret Weapon
Oct 10, 2017
In recent years interior designers all across the world have fallen in love with acacia hardwood. Designers are always searching for a new style of hardwood that will work with different styles of furniture and they have truly found it with acacia. Coming in various plank widths, different colors and shines, acacia allow the designers the flexibility to make the right choice for every customer.
For instance, using a wide plank, oil finished, hand scrapped acacia creates a warm and rustic atmosphere inside the customer’s homes. Whereas, a narrower plank, with a shinier aluminum oxide finish and a smooth surface, allows the designers to achieve a more formal feel.
Extremely hard and very durable, acacia wood is a perfect choice for customers looking for that unique designer look at a reasonable price. Designers love the color variation and elaborate grain patterns that can be seen throughout the hardwood. Each plank looking different than the next.
Acacia, also known as the thorn tree, can be found growing in Australia, Africa, South America and the tropical parts of Asia. The Janka hardness scale measures the resistance of various species of wood to denting. A small pellet is pressed into the wood to determine how much force is required to embed the pellet halfway. Registering at 2300 psi on the JANKA scale, acacia is 55% harder than European white oak, 23% harder than hickory and 90% harder than carbonized bamboo flooring, making it one of the most durable woods on market.
Due to the high variation in the grain and knot pattern of acacia, designers are able to pair it with both light and dark colors inside their customer’s homes. The rich texture of the acacia also pairs extremely well with various distressing practices that add warmth and character to the home.
The competitive pricing, durability and stylistic flexibility of acacia hardwood has propelled them to their extreme popularity with interior designers everywhere. More and more designers are recommending acacia hardwood for floors and walls to their customers instead of old classics like hickory and European oak.
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