Technical specie specifications for Palo Blanco / Exotic Hickory from Fantastic Floor - Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.
Palo Blanco Hardwood Flooring
- Scientific Name, Other Names: Cybistax Donnell-Smithii, Duranga, Primavera, San Juan, Exotic Hickory, Cortez, Cortez Blanco
- Description: Palo Blanco hardwood flooring, or Exotic Hickory as it is sometimes called, is cream colored, yellowish-white to
yellowish-brown, sometimes sporting brown striping. Palo Blanco flooring is a somewhat soft wood, so this should be taken into account in applications where there will be a fair amount of wear and tear on the floor, though it does have natural resistances to brown and white rot fungi. Palo Blanco flooring is a beautiful, pale yellow wood with distinctive black striping that is sure to catch the eye with its contrast while soothing with its soft tones.
- Janka Hardness: 680 pounds
- Strength (MOR): 9,530 psi
- Stiffness (MOE): 1,040 1000 psi
- Density (KG/m3): 550
- Tangential Shrinkage: 5.1 %
- Radial Shrinkage: 3.1 %
- Family: Bignoniaceae
- Tree Characteristics: The Palo Blanco tree can grow up to 100 feet in height and reach a diameter of up to 4 feet.
- Geographic Area: Found mainly in Southwestern Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.
- Color: Heartwood is pale yellow with brown striping, with a slightly paler sapwood.
- Luster: Fairly high
- Grain: Straight to roey
- Texture: Medium to coarse
- Drying Characteristics: Easy to dry rapidly with no checking and only slight warp.
- Working Characteristics: Rated as easy to work with.
- Durability Rating: Resistance to fungi with good weathering characteristics.
- Applications: Decorative veneers, interior trim, fine furniture.
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