Technical specie specifications for Walnut from Fantastic Floor - Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.
Walnut Hardwood Flooring
- Scientific Name, Other Names: Juglans spp, Black Walnut, Butternut, White walnut, American black walnut, Eastern black walnut, Gun-wood, Wavey black walnut
- Description: Walnut hardwood flooring is an American standard well known for its dark brown heartwood, often featuring a purplish cast and darker streaks. So distinctive is the color of the Walnut hardwood that the word "Walnut" itself has come to refer to this deep, rich, and highly sought after chocolate brown. One of the harder domestic species, a Walnut hardwood floor also sports a warming tone that, when combined with its rich brown tones, creates an air of tradition and classic elegance that lends itself to both modern and rustic decor. Softer than most exotic species, Walnut offers more character and deeper color than just about any other specie available.
- Janka Hardness: 1,010 pounds
- Strength (MOR): 14,700 psi
- Stiffness (MOE): 1,680 1000 psi
- Density (KG/m3): 610
- Tangential Shrinkage: 7.8 %
- Radial Shrinkage: 5.5 %
- About: It would be hard to overstate Walnut's popularity among woodworkers in the United States. Walnut's working characteristics, coupled with its rich brown coloration puts Walnut in a class by itself among temperate-zone hardwoods. To cap it off, Walnut also has good dimensional stability, shock resistance, and strength properties. Fantastic Floor offers Walnut hardwood flooring from 1/2" to 7/8" thick, 2 1/4" to 8" wide, and random lengths to 10'. Walnut hardwood flooring is available prefinished and unfinished in both solid and engineered flooring formats. Walnut hardwood flooring can be used for a casual, formal, or contemporary look.
- Family: Juglandaceae
- Tree Characteristics: The Walnut tree can reach up to 120 feet high and a diameter of 3 feet.
- Geographic Area: Walnut trees grow primarily in the eastern United States
- Color: Walnut heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. The color can sometimes have a grey, purple, or reddish cast. Walnut sapwood is pale yellow-gray to nearly white.
- Photosensitivity: Walnut hardwood exhibits a medium degree of color change with the dark brown heartwood lightening over time to a more golden brown with the muting of the color variation found when freshly milled.
- Luster: Walnut hardwood has a moderate natural luster. Prefinished Walnut hardwood floors can be found with finishes that range from matte to satin to semi-gloss.
- Grain: Walnut usually has a straight grain, but figured grain patterns such as curl, crotch, and burl are also seen.
- Texture: Walnut hardwood has a medium texture.
- Drying Characteristics: It is best to acclimated engineered Walnut flooring for 1 week and solid Walnut flooring for 2 weeks prior to installation.
- Working Characteristics: Walnut hardwood is rated as easy to work. Walnut hardwood glues, stains, and finishes well. It is important to keep relative humidity levels in the home between 35% and 50% before, during, and after installing hardwood floors. This includes Walnut hardwood flooring.
- Durability Rating: Walnut hardwood is rated as very resistant to heartwood decay and very durable.
- Applications: Walnut hardwood flooring, furniture, gunstocks, paneling, veneer, fixtures, cabinets. Please note, unfinished Walnut flooring is sold in open, strapped bundles and not in boxes. Prefinished Solid Walnut flooring and prefinished Engineered Walnut flooring are sold in boxes. Walnut flooring must be purchased in full bundles or boxes. Box and bundle sizes may vary.
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