The scientific name of Teak Wood is Tectona Grandis, and Teak Wood being a Tropical Hardwood species has a mild texture and very distinct characteristic. Teak Wood is considered to be the most superior amongst other wood species because its durability and the distinct wood pattern. Apart from the characteristics, Teak Wood also has a shiny grain and texture because of its golden brownish natural oil. Teak’s natural oils make it useful in exposed locations, and make the timber termite and pest resistant. Teak is durable even when not treated with oil or varnish.
Sonokeling (Rosewood) or scientifically called Dalbergia Latifolia, has an exotic wood pattern and beautiful purplish hue with black streaks or dark purple with red brownish streaks. Sonokeling is also a Tropical Hardwood species and famous for being strong and heavy, taking an excellent polish, being suitable for furniture and luxury flooring because of its decorative nature. Being a strong hardwood, Sonokeling has very tight pore which does not allow it to be easily decayed.
Kempas Wood or scientifically known as Koompassia malaccensis, tends to be an orangish-brown, with an overall Mahogany-like appearance. Kempas has a medium to coarse texture and open pores that makes it as durable as any other hardwood species such as Teak Wood. The grain is interlocked and sometimes wavy. Kempas is also suitable for floorings and found to be very appealing to many wood product enthusiasts.