If you haven’t heard by now, rubberwood is the newest thing in environmentally friendly building materials.
It is called environmentally friendly, because the wood from rubberwood trees used to be burned once the trees reach the end of its 30 year latex producing cycle. Now instead of being burned, rubberwood is used for things such as bathroom fixtures, toys, parquet floors and high-end furniture.
Rubberwood is similar to Maplewood, being a “medium hardwood” that is a by product of sap producing trees. While the sap from maplewood trees is used for syrup, rubberwood sap is used to produce latex, which can then be turned into rubber.
Rubberwood finger-joint panels are used in constructing parquet floors for high traffic areas at home. Being a hardwood makes rubberwood parquet floors perfect for high traffic indoor use.
Rubberwood has minimal shrinkage during the drying process, which means it is less likely to warp, making it a very stable material for use in construction.
Its has a fine grain that makes the finish product compare favorably to other hardwoods used in parquet flooring, such as oak and maplewood.
Because it combines low cost, durability, and excellent fit and finish, rubberwood finger-joint parquet floors are more popular and affordable than they have ever been.
All of these things, when taken together, should have you convinced that rubberwood finger joint parquet floors are right for your house.