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

Sucupira Hardwood Flooring

  • Scientific Name, Other Names: Bowdichia spp, Tiete Chestnut, Alcornoque, Sapupira,
  • Description: Sucupira flooring, also known as Tiete Chestnut, is a great combination of the exotic and the practical. It is a stunning wood that can easily stand up to a large amount of foot traffic. Sucupira hardwood has rich red-brown, chocolate-brown, or light brown heartwood with yellowish or whitish tones and high luster. Sucupira wood possesses a medium to coarse texture with an interlocked grain. With its dark warming tones, a nearby fireplace would be the perfect accompaniment for a Sucupira floor. With its rich tones and great durability, Sucupira floors are becoming a popular flooring choice for a variety of venues.
  • Janka Hardness: 2,700 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 25,100 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,600 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 960
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.6 %
  • About:
  • Family: Leguminosae
  • Tree Characteristics: The Sucupira tree can grow up to 150 feet high and reach a diameter of 4 feet.
  • Geographic Area: Lower Amazon region, Venezuela, the Guianas, Brazil
  • Color: Deep brown to reddish brown heartwood with striping, white sapwood.
  • Photosensitivity: Mostly unaffected by exposure to light.
  • Luster: Low
  • Grain: Irregular and interlocked
  • Texture: Coarse with harsh feel
  • Drying Characteristics: Rated as easy to season with small tendency to warp or check.
  • Working Characteristics: Rated as difficult to work. Finishes smoothly and glues well.
  • Durability Rating: Heartwood rated as very durable.
  • Applications: Flooring, railway ties, heavy construction.

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