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Kempas Species Details   (Back to Species List)

Detailed information pertaining to Kempas (Koompassia, malaccensis) is detailed below:

Specie Names
Lumber Name(s): Kempas.
Grown in: Malaysia, Indonesia.
Kempas is a course grained, very hard, pink to reddish color wood, with medium graining, that is widely used for flooring in the Far East.
Color Range and Color Change
Color Range: Kempas offers a wide range of color variability from a pale pink-tan color to a medium dark-reddish color.
Color Change: Kempas undergoes a medium degree of muting of the color range over time and a slight darkening to a medium reddish color.
Where to Use
Kempas may be used both residentially and commercially wherever a medium reddish colored wood is desired.
Product availability
This species is currently not available in any collections.
Hardness Chart
Hardness Chart for Kempas.
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