Technical specie specifications for Kurupayra / Angico from Fantastic Floor - Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.
Kurupayra / Angico Hardwood Flooring
- Scientific Name, Other Names: Anadenanthera marocarpa, Angico, Redland Rose, Angico Preto, Cebil, Cebil Colorado, Curupay-atá
- Description: Kurupayra flooring, coming from the same family as Pepperwood, is incredibly durable with one of the highest Janka hardness ratings of 3,840. The vibrant wood features a reddish brown heartwood with yellow tones. The warming fusion of the red-browns and yellow of a Kurupayra floor creates a cozy feeling in any room and goes particularly well with white decor. Much like it's cousin, Patagonian Rosewood (also known as Curupau), Kurupayra hardwood flooring is full of character and color, though its tones are much mellower and softer than those of its cousin. Its colors will darken with time and exposure to light, giving Kurpayra floors, along with its random grain, a rich mosaic look.
- Janka Hardness: 3,840 pounds
- Strength (MOR): 29,290 psi
- Stiffness (MOE): 2,600 1000 psi
- Density (KG/m3): 1,050
- Tangential Shrinkage: 7.6 %
- Radial Shrinkage: 4.6 %
- About: Kurupayra hardwood flooring is used in medium and high-end residential and commercial applications for a dramatically elegant floor. Kurupayra works well in traditional and contemporary spaces. Fantastic Floor offers Kurupayra flooring exclusively in the prefinished format. The boards are 3/4" thick and available in 3" width and random lengths from 1' - 7'. Our prefinished Kurupayra flooring is available exclusively in clear grade.
- Family: Leguminosae
- Tree Characteristics: The Kurupayra tree can reach a height of 80 feet. The diameter of its trunk is typically 2 to 3 feet.
- Geographic Area: Kurupayra trees grow in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay.
- Color: Kurupayra's heartwood is a pale to medium reddish brown, frequently with darker brown to black streaks throughout. Kurupayra's sapwood is a pale yellow to pinkish brown.
- Photosensitivity: Kurupayra is a photosensitive wood and will darken over time and exposure to light.
- Luster: Kurupayra is naturally lustrous.
- Grain: Kurupayra hardwood has an irregular and/or interlocked grain.
- Texture: Kurupayra's texture is fine and uniform.
- Drying Characteristics: Kurupayra dries slowly with slight warp and tendency to check and split during kiln drying. It is best to acclimate solid Kurupayra flooring for 2 weeks prior to installation.
- Working Characteristics: Kurupayra is rated as somewhat difficult to work because of its irregular grain and high density. Kurupayra has a pronounced blunting effect on cutters although it turns well. It is best to keep relative humidity levels in the home between 35% and 50% when installing Kurupayra hardwood floors.
- Durability Rating: Kurupayra wood is rated as very durable; it is very resistant to decay and insects. Kurupayra hardwood flooring is durable and resists denting and traffic wear well. Kurupayra is much harder than North American species because of it density.
- Applications: Kurupayra hardwood flooring, railroad crossties, tool handles, heavy exterior construction. Please note, prefinished Kurupayra flooring is sold in boxes. Kurupayra must be purchased in full boxes.
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