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

Tarara Hardwood Flooring

  • Scientific Name, Other Names: Centrolobium microchaete, Canary Wood, Arariba
  • Description: Tarara flooring, also known as Canary Wood, is a colorful exotic located in the forests of Brazil and Bolivia. Its heartwood color can be bright yellow to orange with long distinctive streaks of purple, red, and black, giving Tarara floors a very dramatic and exotic look. Tarara is durable and hard, but also rated as easy to work with, which is why, combined with its inherent attractiveness, it is often a choice for fine furniture makers. The grain of Tarara hardwood is irregular and interlocked, and it has a lustrous surface with a medium and uniform texture.
  • Janka Hardness: 1,860 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 18,000 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,130 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 700
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 8.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.0 %
  • About: Our Tarara hardwood flooring is available exclusively in the prefinished format. The boards are 3/4" thick and available in 3" and 4" widths and random lengths from 1' - 7'. Our prefinished Tarara flooring is available exclusively in select and better grade.
  • Family: Leguminosae
  • Tree Characteristics: The Tarara tree can grow up to 100 feet high
  • Geographic Area: Panama, Brazil, Paraguay
  • Color: Bright yellow to orange heartwood with streaks of dark purple/black.
  • Photosensitivity: Tarara will darken very slightly over time. The stronger yellows will mellow towards tans and browns.
  • Luster: Medium to high
  • Grain: Irregular and interlocked
  • Texture: Medium and uniform
  • Drying Characteristics:
  • Working Characteristics: Rated as easy to work with, finishes smoothly.
  • Durability Rating:
  • Applications: Flooring, railroad crossties, heavy construction, furniture, veneers

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