Technical species specifications for Burmese Teak Hardwood Flooring from Fantastic Floor - Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.

Burmese Teak Hardwood Flooring

  • Scientific Name, Other Names: Plantation Teak, Teak, Djatos, Dodolan, Burma Teak, Djati, Genuine Teak, Gia Thi, Jati Sak, Kyun, Mai Sak, Pahi, Rangoon Teak, Rosawa, Sagon, Sagwan, Tadi, Teca, Teck, Tegina, Tekku, Tik, Tsik
  • Description: The moniker "Teak" has been affixed and assigned to a number of different woods seeking acclaim. The usual procedure is to take a wood bearing any degree of resemblance to Teak and insert a geographical location infront of the name. For instance, Cumaru is sometimes referred to as Brazilian Teak. Burmese Teak, however, does refer to genuine Teak. Plantation Teak comes from trees harvested from an actual plantation of younger Teak trees.
  • Janka Hardness: 1,070 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 14,080 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,781 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 655
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 5.3 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 2.6 %
  • About: Burmese / Plantation Teak has been used extensively for centuries and has grown into a worldwide favorite. With its superb stability, good strength properties, easy workability - and most of all, its outstanding resistance to decay and rot - it's no wonder Teak ranks among the most desired lumbers in the world.
  • Family: Tectona grandis
  • Tree Characteristics: The Burmese Teak tree grows to 100-130 ft tall and has a 3-5 ft trunk diameter.
  • Geographic Area: Native to southern Asia; widely grown on plantations throughout tropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
  • Color: Burmese Teak heartwood tends to be a dark golden yellow, turnng a dark brown with exosure, often very variable in color when freshly machined showing blotches and streaks of various shades. Burmese Teak's sapwood is pale yellowish and sharply demarcated.
  • Photosensitivity: Burmese Teak's color darkens with age.
  • Luster: Burmese Teak has moderate to low natural luster. Burmese Teak hardwood flooring finishes range from low matte to semi-gloss.
  • Grain: Burmese Teak has a grain that tends to be straight though it can occasionally be wavy or interlocked.
  • Texture: Burmese Teak has a coarse, uneven texture and a slightly oily or greasy feel due to its natural oils.
  • Drying Characteristics: It is best to acclimate engineered Burmese Teak flooring for 1 week and solid Burmese Teak flooring for 2 weeks prior to installation.
  • Working Characteristics: Burmese Teak is easy to work in nearly all regards, with the only caveat being that Teak contains a high level of silica which has a pronounced blunting effect on cutting edges. Despite its natural oils, Burmese Teak glues and finishes well. It is important to keep the relative humidity levels in the home between 35% and 50% for the health and longevity of the Burmese Teak hardwood flooring.
  • Durability Rating: Teak has been considered by many to be the gold standard for decay resistance and its heartwood is rated as very durable. Teak is also resistant to termites though it is only moderately resistant to marine borers and posder post beetles.
  • Applications: Burmese Teak flooring, ship and boatbuilding, veneer, furniture, exterior construction, carving, and other small wood objects.

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