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    Teak wood flooring house

    Hi everyone. I am looking for a house in thailand which is furnished with teak wood flooring. If anybody know kindly suggest me.

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    There's loads hereabouts, you do realize it's illegal to move from the amphoe without permission.I needed a pooyai ban's letter when I bought a teak house to move it barely a mile.
    I have lots of offcuts from my shelving

    My experience living in Teak house I prefer marble for kitchen bathroom, carpets in bedroom and ceramic which can remove ginko droppings with a mop.

    I'm sure an expert teak bore will fill you in

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    ^Given that he's in India, it's going to be a long move.....

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    Madras ah man asked about here,
    As a former student in Chenai like my dad he should start at Tamila here
    Nandri

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    Best wooden floor I've seen is in Mr Norton's(AKA 'Norton') house. He may be able to give you some advice on how/where he got his. Can't be sure it is teak but it sure was nice.

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    Mai daeng Prags. Got it from lumber yard in Bangkok. Well dried. Tongue n groove. Was 920 baht m2. Now near 2k baht m2. Still in great shape.


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    Rather nice, Norts.
    Real wood flooring or a decent quality laminent?

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    Solid wood. 1.5 cm thick as i recall

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Mai daeng Prags. Got it from lumber yard in Bangkok. Well dried. Tongue n groove. Was 920 baht m2. Now near 2k baht m2. Still in great shape.

    Lovely. No worries about termites? We spray underground and do everything possible, but Flipper termites RULE the insect world. For that reason, we used as little wood as possible when building our house. And still the fuckers got in somehow and attacked an 1880 teak roll-top desk that had survived 140 years all over the world, in all climates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    No worries about termites?
    Had a minor prob on the baseboard but no damage on flooring. I replaced base board which was not mai daeng. That pic taken 13 years ago btw. So far so good.

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    ^Lucky man. The damage to my roll-top was minimal, as we caught it early. They've taken a crack at the floor-to-ceiling bookcases in my office a few times, but we've spotted it early on. Have to remain vigilant, or they'll eat it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Have to remain vigilant, or they'll eat it all.
    Sounds like my in laws.

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    That's some nice-looking flooring you got there, Norton...

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    My pick for tables not cheap more than teak here but termite resistant. It's abugger to cut without power tools, I used skill blades like razors but well worth the effort

    Tree Latin Name: Hopea Odorata
    Thai name: Some people will call it mai khaen and others mai khaen hua
    Trade name: Ceylon/Malabar Ironwood


    Description: Malabar Ironwood - pretty much goes by it's name strong but light and durable timber resistant to termites (regardless of what the shops will tell you!). Used to make windows, doors, furniture, boats and roofing struts - well it's actually used for basically anything and everything. Sold in Thailand as a 'cheap' alternative to mai doo. Easy to work particularly when green. Quite a bizarre wood when it comes to colour - fresh cut and keep out of sunlight it is a white wood, once exposed to sun it changes to a dark orange colour similar to mai doo.


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