Kempas is a hardwood with origins in Malaysia and Indonesia. It is naturally decay resistant and is acidic in nature. Typically used for hardwood flooring, cabinetry, furniture, and railroad ties, this hardwood is in high demand. Kempas heartwood is very light in color, usually white to light yellow. Kempas sapwood is more orange to red or reddish brown. Over time and with exposure to UV light, the floor will darken to a more reddish color. It is strong and can withstand a lot of wear and tear.