A remarkable discovery
The high-end door and window market had been moving away from Honduran mahogany for a number of reasons: it was harder to find and increasingly expensive – the result of poor planning for sustainability. African mahogany, which is mahogany in name only and not the same species of wood, was a poor substitute in terms of strength and density. Merbau not only filled the gap, it proved to be a superior product:
- Merbau is nearly twice the strength of Honduran mahogany and is consequently more durable.
- Merbau is more termite-resistant than Honduran mahogany.
- Merbau is more water-resistant than teak.
- Merbau is also flame-retardant; it is used extensively in Australia to meet bushfire codes.
As a species of wood from which to make solid luxury doors and windows, merbau was a remarkable discovery and the perfect solution.
Merbau’s strength allows for great design flexibility, which enables us to create remarkably large wooden luxury doors and windows with extremely thin profiles. We build the largest hurricane-resistant doors and windows anywhere – in every category. What’s more, every single door and window Luxbaum creates passes Florida Product Approval testing, which requires home construction products to go through a series of rigorous hurricane tests designed to simulate intense storm-like conditions.
And that which makes it hurricane resistant also makes it naturally burglar-proof. As such, Luxbaum is uniquely positioned to provide windows and doors for any and all high-end construction needs.