Technical specie specifications for Garapa / Golden Teak from Fantastic Floor - Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.
Garapa Hardwood Flooring
- Scientific Name, Other Names: Golden Teak, Brazilian Ash, Grapia, Apuleia leiocarpa, Grapia, Almendrillo Amarillo, Muirajuba, Cobre, Ana, Ana caspi, Gateado, Mapurite
- Description: Garapa is a South American wood with yellow to brown-yellow heartwood. The wood has a medium luster, an interlocked grain, and a fine texture that accentuates the wood's rich gold and brown tones. The wood is also rated with a solid Janka hardness rating of 1,700, about 25% harder than Red Oak. Rated as durable and resistant to fungi and insects, Garapa is an attractive and versatile wood that is as resilient as it is beautiful.
- Janka Hardness: 1,700 pounds
- Strength (MOR): 18,100 psi
- Stiffness (MOE): 1,835 1000 psi
- Density (KG/m3): 830
- Tangential Shrinkage: 10.0 %
- Radial Shrinkage: 6.5 %
- About: Our Garapa is available in Unfinished and comes in Clear grade. The boards are 3/4" thick, with a width of 5", and random lengths from 1' - 7'.
- Family: Leguminosae
- Tree Characteristics: The Garapa tree can grow to a height of 100 feet and a diameter of 5 feet.
- Geographic Area: Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela
- Color: Heartwood is reddish-yellow with a whitish-yellow sapwood.
- Photosensitivity: Very Little Change
- Luster: Medium
- Grain: Straight
- Texture: Fine to Medium
- Drying Characteristics: Dries Slowly
- Working Characteristics: Glues easily and stays in place. Garapa saws, nails and screws well with little to no blunting effect on tools.
- Durability Rating: Rated as Durable
- Applications: Flooring, Exterior Decking, Exterior Jointery, Carpentry, Ship Building, Turned Goods, Furniture, Stairs, Tool Handles
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