Technical specie specifications for Santos Mahogany from Fantastic Floor - Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.
Santos Mahogany Hardwood Flooring
- Scientific Name, Other Names: Myroxylon balsamum, Cabreuva, Balsamito, Cabore, Caboriba, Bosnian Pine, Incensio Colorado, Quina, Tache
- Description: Santos Mahogany flooring is one of the most coveted exotic hardwoods in the world. Santos Mahogany hardwood has beautiful reddish brown to deep red color that remains constant over time, and its tight grain serves as an exquisite accompaniment to the rich colors with its fine, distinctive strokes. Like many Brazilian exotics, Santos Mahogany wood offers not only a beautiful visual appearance but astounding durability as well. With a Janka rating of 2,200, Santos Mahogany floors are 18% harder than Hickory floors, the hardest of North American hardwoods. For longevity and amazing looks, a Santos Mahogany floor is tough to beat.
- Janka Hardness: 2,200 pounds
- Strength (MOR): 25,400 psi
- Stiffness (MOE): 2,060 1000 psi
- Density (KG/m3): 900
- Tangential Shrinkage: 6.5 %
- Radial Shrinkage: 4.2 %
- About: Santos Mahogany is known for its strength and beauty and it's outstanding durability. Given Santos Mahogany's hardness and color-fastness, it is a superior choice compared to genuine Honduran mahogany whic it closely resembles in color. Although genuine mahogany is traditionally chosen for fine furniture and millwork, it is seldom used in wood flooring because it lack sufficient hardness to withstand constant foot traffic. Fantastic Floor offers Santos Mahogany flooring from 1/2" to 3/4" thick, 3" to 5.7" wide, and random length up to 7'. Santos Mahogany flooring is available prefinished and unfinished in solid, and prefinished only in engineered.
- Family: Leguminosae
- Tree Characteristics: The Santos Mahogany tree can grow up to 100 feet in height, though usually averages 50-67 feet. It's diameter is 18 - 36 inches in diameter.
- Geographic Area: Santos Mahogany trees grow from southern Mexico down through Central America and into Argentina.
- Color: The freshly cut heartwood of Santos Mahogany is reddish brown which is remarkably differentiated from the white sapwood. Over time the Santos Mahogany heartwood will darken from a light orangey reddish brown to a deep red somewhat purplish red color.
- Photosensitivity: Santos Mahogany is mostly unaffected by light exposure.
- Luster: The surface of freshly cut Santos Mahogany can have a medium to high luster.
- Grain: Santos Mahogany has a grain that is typically interlocked.
- Texture: The texture of Santos Mahogany is medium to fine. Santos Mahogany hardwood flooring is typically finished smoothly.
- Drying Characteristics: Santos Mahogany lumber has a low shrinkage rate when drying. It is best to acclimate engineered Santos Mahogany flooring for 1 week and solid Santos Mahogany flooring for 2 weeks prior to installation.
- Working Characteristics: Santos Mahogany is rated as moderately difficult to work with and finishes well. It is important to keep relative humidity levels in the home between 35% to 50% before, during, and after installing Santos Mahogany hardwood flooring.
- Durability Rating: Santos Mahogany is rated as highly resistant to decay and fungi. Santos Mahogany hardwood flooring is extremely durable.
- Applications: Santos Mahogany hardwood Flooring, furniture, railroad crossties, turnery, interior trim. Please note, unfinished Santos Mahogany flooring is sold in open, strapped bundles and not sold in boxes. Prefinished solid Santos Mahogany flooring and prefinished engineered Santos Mahogany flooring are sold in boxes. Santos Mahogany flooring must be purchased in full bundles or boxes. Box and bundle sizes may vary.
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