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

Para Rosewood Hardwood Flooring

  • Scientific Name, Other Names: Platymiscium spp, Macacauba, Para Rosewood, Macaca Wood, Curuatinga Rosewood, Monkeywood, Nambar, Roble Colorado, Vencola, Tarara Colorado
  • Description: Para Rosewood hardwood flooring is a very unique and rare wood from Brazil with purplish brown to bright red coloring as well as prominent striping. Para Rosewood is highly sought after as a result of its unique beauty and incredible variations in tone. This wood is not being logged anymore and will be considered a one-of-a-kind floor. The rich red and purple tones of a Rosewood hardwood floor infuse any room with warmth and distinction. These dramatic tones make Rosewood floors amazing complements to red or black furniture sets and color schemes. Like many other South American woods, Rosewood also features a substantial Janka hardness rating. As a result, Rosewood hardwood is resistant to shock, dents, and other household hazards. If your'e looking to add a true work of art for your house's decor, Rosewood hardwood flooring is a bold yet elegant choice.
  • Janka Hardness: 2,450 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 27,600 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 3,200 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 880
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 3.5 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 2.7 %
  • About: Our Rosewood flooring is available in unfinished and prefinished formats. Both are 3/4" thick boards with available widths between 3" to 5" and random lengths from 1' - 7'. Our prefinished Rosewood hardwood is available exclusively in clear grade, while our unfinished is available in select and clear grades.
  • Family: Leguminosae
  • Tree Characteristics: The Rosewood tree can grow up to 80 feet tall. The trunk's diameter is typically between 28 to 42 inches.
  • Geographic Area: Found chiefly in the region between southern Mexico and the Brazilian Amazon region.
  • Color: Rosewood's heartwood tends to be red to purplish-brown, with distinct striping. The sapwood is almost completely white.
  • Photosensitivity: Rosewood's coloration is not greatly affected by light exposure.
  • Luster: Medium to high
  • Grain: Straight to roey
  • Texture: Mostly medium, fine, sometimes coarse
  • Drying Characteristics: Air dries slowly with slight tendencies towards warping and checking.
  • Working Characteristics: Rated as not difficult to work with, takes a high polish, finishes smoothly.
  • Durability Rating: Rated highly resistant to decay fungi and insects, dry-wood termite resistance is rated as very high.
  • Applications: Furnture, cabinet work, decorative veneer, musical instruments, joinery, specialty items, turnery, flooring

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