Southern Road Burma Teak

Southern Road Burma Teak

120.00

Reclaimed Burmese teak strip

Victorian

Salvaged From Plaistow Hospital

Width: 5", 128mm

Depth: 7/8" 22mm

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Tongue And Groove Partially Damaged

£120 + VAT Per Square Metre

'Old-growth' Burmese teak strip. Extracted from the Shan highlands of Burma under the British Empire and widely used in public buildings in the Victorian and Edwardian Eras when stocks were plentiful. Now considered unsustainable, the continued extraction of this timber is forbidden under numerous international treaties. Teak's natural oils make it ideal for exposed locations, and make the timber termite and pest resistant as well as impervious to water damage. Teak is durable even when not treated with oil or varnish. This batch of Burmese teak strip flooring was salvaged from the Plaistow Hospital on Southern Road in the London Borough of Newham, 1901 A.D.

The Timber requires conscientious application to lay as the tongue and groove edges have been damaged during its hard use. A glorious finish is achievable with a little effort.

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