Technical specie specifications for Royal Mahogany from Fantastic Floor - Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.
Royal Mahogany Hardwood Flooring
- Scientific Name, Other Names: Carapa guianensis, Andiroba, Crabwood, Cedro Macho, Carapa
- Description: Royal Mahogany flooring is a tropical wood from Central and South America with a texture similar to true mahogany. The reddish-brown heartwood of Royal Mahogany hardwood floors feature various shades from medium to dark, adding a cozy and warming feeling to any room. Royal Mahogany is also rated as both very easy to work with and durable, with marked resistance to insects and decay ensuring the long lasting enjoyment of an Royal Mahogany floor.
- Janka Hardness: 1,220 pounds
- Strength (MOR): 11,100 psi
- Stiffness (MOE): 1,560 1000 psi
- Density (KG/m3): 705
- Tangential Shrinkage: 7.6 %
- Radial Shrinkage: 3.1 %
- About: Our Royal Mahogany hardwood flooring is available in the prefinished format. The boards are 3/4" thick and available in 3" and 5" widths. Our prefinished Royal Mahogany flooring is available in clear grade.
- Family: Meliaceae
- Tree Characteristics: The Royal Mahogany tree is often 80 to 100 feet in height with diameters reaching between 2 and 3 feet, with the maximum height being around 170 feet high and a diameter of 6 feet.
- Geographic Area: West Indies, Cuba, Trinidad, Honduras, Brazil, Colombia, the Guianas, Peru, and Venezuela. The tree can often be found in pure stands, in lowlands and also at higher altitudes near rivers.
- Color: Heartwood is light pink to reddish-brown fresh, darkening when dry. Sapwood is pinkish, turning pale brown or grayish.
- Photosensitivity: Royal Mahogany will darken with time
- Luster: Low to high
- Grain: Straight and sometimes roey
- Texture: Fine to coarse
- Drying Characteristics: Air seasons and kiln dries slowly with some tendency to check, split, or collapse.
- Working Characteristics: Can be worked with hand and machine tools, sometimes splits when nailed, glues and screws well, good peeling properties
- Durability Rating: Somewhat resistant to brown and white-rot fungi and decay.
- Applications: Furniture, cabinet work, flooring, turnery, millwork, veneer and plywood
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