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

Caribbean Walnut Hardwood Flooring

  • Scientific Name, Other Names: Tzalam, Sabicu, False Tamarind
  • Description: Caribbean Walnut is a variegated medium to dark brown wood, which can have reddish to purplish highlights. It is a species whose beauty is best seen when viewing an expanse of the wood installed rather than just a few samples.
  • Janka Hardness: 1,400 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 12,800 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,900 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 780
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.2 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 2.7 %
  • About: Although marketed as Caribbean Walnut, it bears little relation to the true walnuts in the Juglans genus and can cloesly resemble Koa.
  • Family: Lysiloma bahamense
  • Tree Characteristics: 50-65 ft tall, 2-3 ft trunk diameter
  • Geographic Area: Mexico and Central America
  • Color: Caribbean Walnut exhibits a large degree of color variability which becomes less prominent over time. The hearwood is light to medium brown, sometimes with a reddish or purplish hue. Darker brown streaks are common. Thin sapwood is a pale, grayish white.
  • Photosensitivity: Caribbean Walnut will exhibit a considerable degree of color change over time. From fresh milled, when the specie exhibits a wide range of tones, it will quickly mute down to a more narrow range of medium brown tones which then continue to darken over time.
  • Luster: Medium luster
  • Grain: Straight grain
  • Texture: Open, uniform texture
  • Drying Characteristics:
  • Working Characteristics: Overall working properties are good although may blunt tool edges faster than usual. Turns, glues, and finishes well. Able to take a high natural polish.
  • Durability Rating: Very durable and resistant to most insect attacks.
  • Applications: Flooring, exterior furniture, interior trim, veneer, turned objects, and other small specialty wood items.

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