Western Zambia is part of the greatest expanse of sand in the world, the Kalahari Sand Veldt. Growing on this huge sandy swath of African bush is the magnificent Mkusi tree, a.k.a. Zambezi Teak, one of the hardest and finest timbers in the world. In 1952 when the London Corn Exchange was being built an enquiry was instituted throughout the world that explored every possible flooring timber to find the best and hardest material to construct the floors of the Corn Exchange. There was a requirement for a floor of particular hardness and durability because of the destructive and corrosive effect of the corn kernels ground underfoot and hundreds of people passing to and fro every hour. After months of deliberation and a series of stringent tests, a decision was made to use Mkusi (Zambezi Teak) to make the floors. It was simply the finest timber in the world for that purpose.
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