A heavy hardwood that is native to Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. It comes in a variety of hues such as teak, yellow-brown and purplish-brown with stunning red undertones. The wood will darken to a deeper brown as it ages and weathers. Yellow Balau is extremely durable which is why it is used to build ships, boats, staircases, bridges, boardwalks and flooring. It naturally resists decay, insects, fungus, and fire.