Sample in Blackwood
Blackwood laminate is manufactured to simulate the African Blackwood tree — the original ebony. African Blackwood, also knowwn as Mpingo, is a classic wood with a popularity that transcends time. It was imported and used in Ancient Egypt thousands of years ago. True African Blackwood has a fine, even texture, with small pores that should not require filling; the grain is typically straight. It is often used in the United States for clarinets, oboes and bagpipes due to its beguiling and mellow tones that cannot be achieved with instruments made of alternative materials.
The Mpingo is considered to be a seriously threatened species. Our Blackwood (Mpingo) laminate mimics the look of the true wood without destroying any of the original tree. It is a dark, neutral, brownish gray melamine laminate, thermally fused to a 3/4" M2 industrial grade, environmentally sustainable particleboard core. It is a strong product with textured finish and a straight grain — just like its namesake.
Blackwood is a classic and versatile neutral that could successfully find its way into many home projects. Intriguing without being overwhelming, it performs as an excellent backdrop to many other colors. If beguiling and mellow are traits that describe your personality, Blackwood might be the right color choice for you.