Every day more and more uses are being found for rubber wood (i.e. parawood).
You know about rubberwood trees right? They are the trees first grown for their sap, which is processed into latex. The latex is used to make rubber products, so it its pretty obvious how much importance they have in our everyday lives.
Eco-friendly Rubber Woods from Malaysia
The wood from these trees, grown as a plantation crop in countries with tropical climates, is also gaining importance in our lives. Its use in the wood products first came about in the 1960s.
Because the rubberwood trees are not grown specifically for the lumber, but instead have lumber as a by product, rubber wood is considered environmentally friendly (i.e. as a recycled wood).
Rubber wood was found to be one of the most durable medium density hardwoods found, and was used increasingly to make furniture. It can be finished to look like many other types of wood, which adds to its versatility.
Pressurized preservative treating fresh rubberwood sawn timber with odorless, colorless borate solutions – now a standard industry practice for preventing decay and protecting the wood from termites – gives rubber wood trees a second life as eco-friendly building materials for a variety of commercial and domestic wood products (e.g. Recycled rubber wood doormats).
From toys to tables, bathroom fixtures to counter tops, rubber wood is being used in more home furnishings everyday.
And now rubberwood finger-joint boards/panels are not far behind. These medium hardwood finger-joint boards are used in making floors, table tops and furniture found in our homes.