Wood lexicon Types of wood

Bangkirai

[bang ki rai]; [Shorea spp.]; Trade name Bangkirai (D, GB, F)

Bangkirai

Origin

South and Southeast Asia, East Asia: India, Indochina, Philippines to Java

bulk density

0,65-1,16 g/cc

durability class

2-3

Differential radial shrinkage

0,16-0,19%

Differential shrinkage tangential

0,37-0,43%

wood color

red-brown

wood structure

interlocked grain

Usage

Terrace wood

Bangkirai is not a separate tree species but a collective term for numerous Asian genera. Woods known as "Bangkirai" have the largest market share among tropical woods in Germany. The wood quality can vary greatly within the tree species group. Mostly the tree species Yellow Ballau is sold as Bangkirai. However, other types of wood can also be called Bangkirai. Therefore, unequivocal analysis of Bangkirai's technical characteristics is very difficult.

Best Seller Bangkirai

The types of wood with the trade name Bangkirai conquered the European market in the XNUMXs. The quality here was mostly very good. Goods that have recently been imported are more and more often found to have clear defects. Due to the strong demand in recent years, massive clearing of the wood has led to severe deforestation in Asia. Outside, the wood tends to wash out its ingredients and the associated soiling of the surface and surrounding components.

Alternatives to Bangkirai

The Betterwood we decided against importing Bangkirai because the quality risk is too great and the origin is often unclear. As an alternative to Bangkirai, see at Betterwood Decking boards from Garapa and Cumaru with very good technical characteristics.

Sources: tropix, Wikipedia, GD wood

ab 6,10 

Cumaru decking, FSC 100%
Price from: €70 per m2, resistance class: 1

Advantages: ✓ best durability ✓ particularly robust and scratch-resistant

Disadvantages: ✗ partly rough surface ✗ high power development

Tip: Sand the floorboards after they have been exposed to the weather for the first time.

ab 8,75 

Cumaru decking, FSC 100%
Price from: €70 per m2, resistance class: 1

Advantages: ✓ best durability ✓ particularly robust and scratch-resistant

Disadvantages: ✗ partly rough surface ✗ high power development

Tip: Sand the floorboards after they have been exposed to the weather for the first time.

ab 11,50 

Cumaru decking, FSC 100%
Price from: €70 per m2, resistance class: 1

Advantages: ✓ best durability ✓ particularly robust and scratch-resistant

Disadvantages: ✗ partly rough surface ✗ high power development

Tip: Sand the floorboards after they have been exposed to the weather for the first time.

ab 9,10 

Garapa decking boards, FSC 100%
Price from: €65 per m2, resistance class: 1-2

Advantages: ✓ smooth surface ✓ homogeneous, light color

Disadvantages: ✗ Substances containing iron lead to discoloration ✗ Unscrewed tends to warp

Tip: Patio cleaning removes discoloration and
Professional interim storage avoids delay.

ab 9,80 

Garapa decking boards, FSC 100%
Price from: €65 per m2, resistance class: 1-2

Advantages: ✓ smooth surface ✓ homogeneous, light color

Disadvantages: ✗ Substances containing iron lead to discoloration ✗ Unscrewed tends to warp

Tip: Patio cleaning removes discoloration and
Professional interim storage avoids delay.

ab 9,10 

Jatoba decking, FSC 100%
Price from: €65 per m2, resistance class: 1-2

Advantages: ✓ smooth surface ✓ strong color and grain

Disadvantages:✗ unoiled tendency to crack ✗ colored ingredients wash out

Tip: Clean and oil decking boards after installation.

ab 3,50 

Teak decking, FSC 100%
Price from: €130 per m2, resistance class: 1

Advantages: ✓ Best durability and dimensional stability ✓ Lowest risk of cracks and splinters

Disadvantages: ✗ relatively expensive ✗ not very long boards

Tip: Lay decking boards together.

ab 6,50 

Teak decking, FSC 100%
Price from: €130 per m2, resistance class: 1

Advantages: ✓ Best durability and dimensional stability ✓ Lowest risk of cracks and splinters

Disadvantages: ✗ relatively expensive ✗ not very long boards

Tip: Lay decking boards together.

ab 6,80 

Teak decking, FSC 100%
Price from: €130 per m2, resistance class: 1

Advantages: ✓ Best durability and dimensional stability ✓ Lowest risk of cracks and splinters

Disadvantages: ✗ relatively expensive ✗ not very long boards

Tip: Lay decking boards together.