Technical specie specifications for Tigerwood from Fantastic Floor - Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.
Tigerwood Hardwood Flooring
- Scientific Name, Other Names: Goncalo Aves, Astronium graveolens, Astronium fraxinifolium, Palo de culebra, Gusanero, Gateado, Guarita, Guasango , Muiracatiara, Bois de Zebre, Bossona, Mura, Kingwood, Urunday-para, Zebrawood, Zorrowood
- Description: Tigerwood flooring is a highly distinctive exotic wood with vibrant reddish-brown tones and prominent black striping that varies in thickness from fine strokes to thick stripes. Its interlocked grain is also wavy and irregular, complementing the dynamic appearance of a Tigerwood floor. Tigerwood is ranked among the more durable hardwoods with a Janka hardness rating of 2160, making Tigerwood a visually striking floor that lasts. Interior decorators often look to Tigerwood hardwood flooring to bring a bold accent to a room. Tigerwood is also a popular choice of decking material because of its inherent durability and resistance to inclemant weather decay, which bodes well for Tigerwood floors that don't see nearly the level the elemental wear and tear of an exterior deck.
- Janka Hardness: 2,160 pounds
- Strength (MOR): 20,120 psi
- Stiffness (MOE): 2,390 1000 psi
- Density (KG/m3): 660
- Tangential Shrinkage: 7.6 %
- Radial Shrinkage: 4.0 %
- About: Fantastic Floor offers Tigerwood hardwood flooring from 1/2" to 3/4" thick, 3" to 5" wide, and random lengths from 1' - 7'. Tigerwood flooring is available prefinished and unfinished in both solid and engineered formats.
- Family: Anacardiaceae
- Tree Characteristics: The Tigerwood tree attains diameters of 24 to 40 inches or more and a maximum height of 120 ft.
- Geographic Area: Tigerwood is a common tree in the upland forests of many regions from Mexico and Central America through to Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, and Ecuador.
- Color: When fresh, Tigerwood's heartwood is russet brown, orange brown, or reddish brown to red with narrow to wide irregular stripes of medium to very dark brown. After exposure Tigerwood heartwood becomes brown, red, or dark reddish brown with nearly black stripes.
- Photosensitivity: Tigerwood will darken over three months upon light exposure. It will become darker reddish-brown and then stabilize.
- Luster: Tigerwood lumber has a medium to dull luster. Tigerwood hardwood flooring is typically finished to a matte, satin, or semi-gloss sheen.
- Grain: The grain of Tigerwood is irregular and wavy or interlocked.
- Texture: Tigerwood lumber has fine to medium texture. Tigerwood hardwood flooring is typically finished to yield a smooth surface.
- Drying Characteristics: Tigerwood hardwood is slow drying, difficult to dry. It is best to acclimate engineered Tigerwood flooring for 1 week and solid Tigerwood flooring for 2 weeks prior to installation.
- Working Characteristics: Tigerwood lumber is difficult to cut and nailing requires predrilling. It is important to keep relative humidity levels in the home between 35% and 50% before, during, and after installing Tigerwood hardwood floors.
- Durability Rating: Tigerwood hardwood is highly durable and resistant to insect attack.
- Applications: Tigerwood hardwood flooring, highly favored as a fine furniture and cabinet wood. Cut for decorative veneers. It is used for specialty items such as knife handles, brush backs, archery bows, billiard cue butts, turnery, and carving. Please note, unfinished Tigerwood flooring is sold in open, strapped bundles and not sold in boxes. Prefinished solid Tigerwood flooring and prefinished engineered Tigerwood flooring are sold in boxes. Tigerwood flooring must be purchased in full bundles or boxes.
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