Mukulungu comprises part of the Sapotaceae family of trees that are native to West and Central Africa. Mukulungu Decking is very durable and resistant to fungi and dry wood borers. Reddish brown in color, it has a tight, straight grain and waxy texture.
When finished with an approved hardwood oil such as Penofin hardwood Formula – Mukulungu can exhibit a figured look where mottling or quilting occurs within the grain. This gives the wood character and makes for a spectacular looking deck or patio features. Other names for Mukulungu are African Redwood, Kungulu, Elang, Elanzok, Bouanga, Mfua and Mocha.Our Mukulungu Decking is available with full FSC Certification with full chain of custody. Even for a homeowner or developer who isn’t looking for some sort of building credit, this provides extra assurance that it is responsibly forested.
DENSITY & DURABILITY
At 2300 psi on the Janka Scale – Mukulungu is slightly harder than the Batu and Tigerwood but not as dense as Ipe. The color is perhaps closest to Batu (Red Balau) but Mukulungu exhibits a tighter grain and resists checking and slivers better than Red Balau.Mukulungu Decking has a class 1 durability rating, but because the species is less well known than all the other hardwood species in our range (Ipe, Tigerwood, Batu), the price to quality ratio is very good.
5/4 x 6 Mukulungu S4S 7’-16′ odd and even lengths
5/4 x 4 Mukulungu S4S 7’-16′ odd and even lengths
S4S = Smooth 4 SidesNormally available by Special Order within 3-5 days. Samples available in-store.