Technical specie specifications for Bubinga from Fantastic Floor - Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.

Bubinga Hardwood Flooring

  • Scientific Name, Other Names: Guibourtia spp., Essingang, Ovan, kevazingo, Waka
  • Description: Bubinga flooring comes from a species of tree originating in central and western regions of Africa. The wavy figure and high luster of Bubinga wood has made it a popular choice for many high end applications, such as custom guitars. Beyond its beauty, a Bubinga floor brings durability to the table in the form of a solid Janka hardness rating of 2,630 and a high resistance to termite attack. As Bubinga floors age, their brownish-tones will darken. The wood's texture is fine and even, and is rated as easy to work with. The striking coloring and high luster of Bubinga hardwood contributes greatly to the expansive feel of any space.
  • Janka Hardness: 2,630 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 22,600 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,480 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 960
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 8.4 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 5.8 %
  • About: Our Bubinga wide plank flooring comes in widths ranging from 4 inches to a maximum of 24 inches. Lengths range from four foot to 14 foot with average lengths of about 10 feet.
  • Family: Leguminosae
  • Tree Characteristics: The Bubinga tree can grow to 150 feet high with a trunk diameter of up to 6 feet.
  • Geographic Area: Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo
  • Color: Heartwood is yellow or brown with reddish tint, with white sapwood.
  • Photosensitivity: Color will darken as the wood ages.
  • Luster: Lustrous
  • Grain: Straight or interlocked
  • Texture: Fine and even
  • Drying Characteristics: Dries well with minumum degradation.
  • Working Characteristics: Rated as very easy to work with for planing, sawing, finishing, and gluing.
  • Durability Rating: Rated as having good durability with resistance to termite attack.
  • Applications: Flooring, decorative veneers, fine furniture, cabinetry

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