Technical specie specifications for Peruvian Walnut from Fantastic Floor - Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.
Peruvian Walnut Hardwood Flooring
- Scientific Name, Other Names: Juglans neotropica, Nogal, Tropical walnut, Nogal silvestre, Tocte, Nuez meca, Nogal blanco
- Description: Peruvian Walnut flooring, also known as Nogal, is a striking specie originating from central and South America. With dark brown tones and purplish tint, Peruvian Walnut hardwood brings warmth and distinction to any space. These colors are accentuated by the wood's high luster. Peruvian Walnut floors are an increasingly popular choice for exotic looks and distinctive graining. A Peruvian Walnut floor differs from a North American Walnut floor by being more uniformly colored.
- Janka Hardness: 1,080 pounds
- Strength (MOR): 9,100 psi
- Stiffness (MOE): 1,020 1000 psi
- Density (KG/m3): 610
- Tangential Shrinkage: 5.5 %
- Radial Shrinkage: 2.8 %
- About: Our Peruvian Walnut wide plank flooring comes in widths ranging from 4 inches to a maximum of 24 inches.
Lengths range from four foot to 14 foot with average lengths of about 10 feet.
- Family: Juglandaceae
- Tree Characteristics: The Peruvian Walnut tree can grow up to 60 feet high with a diameter up to 36 inches.
- Geographic Area: Southern Mexico, Central America, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, and Argentina.
- Color: Dark brown heartwood, sometimes with purple tones. White sapwood.
- Photosensitivity: Will darken over time.
- Luster: High
- Grain: Straight to irregular
- Texture: Coarse
- Drying Characteristics: Dries slowly, persistent wet zones.
- Working Characteristics: Works well, cuts clean for both hand and machine tools, peels and slices well.
- Durability Rating: Rated as resistant to powder post beetles, susceptible to other insect attack. Rated as somewhat durable.
- Applications: Flooring, furniture, cabinetry, decorative veneers.
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