Please tell anyone and everyone not to purchase Exoticorp kempas wood!!patrob wrote: ↑May 4th, 2008 11:42 amIf you found nothing about the product, that should answer your question There are 'millions' of manufacturer & more coming out everyday, nobody can keep up with names & what comes from where.
Also Kempas is not Brazilian Walnut. There is a lot of stuff from Asia that they call it Brazilian Walnut but it's not even close. Brazilian Walnut is not orange or red in colour, it's a darker brown. Also buying hardwood from auctions is what you see is what you get. Don't expect a quality product and there is no history on this product, where it came from, how it came, where was it stored and what kind of finish was really used...
My husband and I were also very delighted at the appearance of this Exoticorp hardwood floor (kempas). This was our first time at an auction, and when we realized that most lots were going for $3, we jumped right in and bought 1200 sq ft. Boy am I sorry.
We purchased it in the Spring of 2008. Prior to installing, the flooring sat in our house several months as we were renovating. In the fall we laid portion in the kitchen and everything seemed fine. In Feb we installed the flooring in the living room. After about 7 days the floor starting to shrink SIGNIFICANTLY (both kitchen and living room). The gaps between each and every board is horrific. Obviously this wood can not tolerate dry heat. We do have a humidifier by the way. I'm devastated, but that's what you get if you don't do your homework.
Would it be feasible to strip the floor, fill in the gaps with filler and refinish?