PAROTAS custom-selects each wood countertop and live edge wood based on quality and grain pattern. The two-tone colouring is iconic to this exotic hardwood from Mexico, as is parota’s unique textured grain seen in live edge wood slabs.
Using the natural inspiration of live edge wood enables contractors and designers to use parota wood countertops as the cornerstone of their design. Contractors, architects and home designers can contact PAROTAS to order custom wood countertops or choose their own natural wood slab.
The natural beauty of parota wood countertops is enhanced by the intricate variety in grain patterns. The parota tree is known for reaching extraordinary sizes in a relatively short time, producing large branch structures and interesting knot patterns. Its growth properties also make it a lighter hardwood to work with, almost half the dried weight of oak. Incorporating the unique organic features of parota allows contractors and home designers to conceptualize truly one-of-a-kind wooden countertops and slabs.
PAROTAS uses a unique blend of natural oils to finish their wooden countertops, which organically retains parota’s natural moderate lustre and colouring, as well as being a safer product for your design environment. For custom wood countertops, contractors and home designers can choose their own natural cuts if available, or custom-order specific sizes.
PAROTAS brings modern design elements to their wooden countertops through iron, chrome, bronze and golden structures, as well as unique techniques such as luminescence and carbonized wood. Functional features can also be custom-ordered, such as hidden storage or shelving solutions. A variety of contemporary base structures can be custom-designed to personalise your wooden countertop. For examples, see our collections of wooden tables, bar tables, coffee tables and side tables.
Live edge wood slab give contractors and home designers more room to work with parota’s two tones, the creamy sapwood that is uniquely demarcated from the golden brown heartwood. The large size of the parota tree enables round, cross-sectional cuts with complete, circular live edges from between 3–6.5 feet (1–2m). Vertical live edge wood slabs can also be sustainably sourced up to several metres long, including with a double live edge. The unique appearance and texture seen in parota live edge wood comes from the tree’s large pores.
Live edge wood slabs can also be adapted to PAROTAS’ modern collections, which include wood tables, bar tables, wooden outdoor furniture, benches, stools, headboards, mirrors and wooden console tables. The neutral colouring of parota’s golden-brown heartwood makes it easy to match with a wide variety of design concepts, adding an understated finishing touch to modern kitchens, living rooms, dining rooms or bathrooms.
PAROTAS personally selects each live edge wood slab based on wood quality, colouring and grain pattern to ensure the best design. We also oversee quality control of the drying, fumigation and treatment processes, ensuring best practice standards.
PAROTAS is committed to working with Mexican providers who operate under government environmental-protection schemes. All wooden countertops and live edge wood is certified and sustainably sourced. The parota tree – also known as guanacaste – thrives in tropical and humid regions in Mexico and Central America, and this durable hardwood is notable for reaching exceptional sizes. Parota is commonly used in reforestation projects and not listed as a threatened species, making this exotic wood ideal for large design projects incorporating wooden countertops or live edge wood. Read more on the sustainability and uses of guanacaste.
Contractors, architects and home designers can custom-order wooden countertops and live edge wood cuts from our stock, as well as combine a range of modern design features and base structures. Contact us to enquire about sizes, prices and options. PAROTAS arranges a door-to-door service, including international delivery and exports.
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