Types of Wood We Offer

Acacia
  • Other Names: Acacia Mollissima, Black Wattle, Burma Walnut, Tan Wattle, Basboom, Shittah, Shittum
  • Description: With a beautifully blended assortment of colors, Acacia hardwood flooring is a tasteful choice that exudes an unmistakable air of sophistication, all the while sporting a surprisingly reasonable price tag. Acacia's medium to dark brown heartwood is tinged with vibrant reddish orange and accented with light yellows. Acacia flooring has aesthetic flair and great durability, and would be as complimentary to curling beside the fireplace as it would for a candle-lit tango. How you choose to enjoy it is up to you.
  • Hardness: 1,750 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 17,500 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,080 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 540
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 3.1 %
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African Cedar
  • Other Names: African Pencil Cedar, Juniperus Procera, Cedrella, Juniper, Mtarakwa, Mwagnati, Ol Tarakwa, Ugandan Juniper
  • Description: African Cedar is nearly 50-70 % whitish-yellow sapwood, which clearly contrasts with the yellow-red to reddish-brown core wood. The timber is somewhat heavier and harder than the American cedar Juniperus virginiana. This fast-growing tree is the largest cedar species in Africa.
  • Hardness: 924 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 10,625 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,435 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 480
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 0.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 0.0 %
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African Magnolia
  • Other Names: Magnolia, Kepelan, Magnolia Grandiflora, Manglietia Glauca, Umbrella Magnolia
  • Description: Magnolia is one of the lighter hardwood flooring choices available. Its sapwood is creamy, almost white in color and its heartwood is light to dark brown. Purplish and greenish black streaks sometimes can be found streaking through the grain. Typically, the grain is straight, which means there aren't any curves, knots, or whorls that interrupt the wood grain.
  • Hardness: 1,360 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 0 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 0 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 0
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 0.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 0.0 %
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African Tigerwood
  • Other Names: Lovoa trichilioides, African Walnut, Gabon Nut, Mpengwa, Anamemila, Apopo, Sida, Bombulu, Dibetou, Congowood, Tigerwood
  • Description: Tigerwood is an exotic wood species that is best known for its beautiful grain. With its deep reddish/orange background with dark vein striping, it is a dramatic and durable hardwood.
  • Hardness: 1,850 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 0 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 0 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 0
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 0.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 0.0 %
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Afzelia / Doussie
  • Other Names: Doussie, Afzelia Africana, Afa, Beyo, Lingue, Papayo, Uvala, Pod Mahogany, Aligna, Apa, Azza, Beyo, Bolengo, Kpendei, M'banga, Meli, Mkola, Mussacosa, N'kokongo, Papao, Pauconta, Uvala
  • Description: Afzelia, also known as Doussie, is a particularly beautiful and stable wood species. Afzelia is prized for its quality wood, its bark, which has many medicinal uses, and its nitrogen-rich leaves, which enrich the soil. Afzelia's coloring traditionally consists of pale yellow to white hues, while the heartwood ranges from light brown to reddish-brown hues. The beautiful flamed graining is straight and slightly interlocked with a medium natural luster, and the texture is somewhat coarse. Afzelia is very hard and durable, and it has excellent resistance to wear. Because Afzelia wood is so hard and strong, it is among the most valuable exotic hardwood species.
  • Hardness: 1,987 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 17,195 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,915 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 810
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 0.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 0.0 %
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Alder
  • Other Names: Red Alder, Western Alder, Oregon Alder, Pacific Coast Alder,
  • Description: Alder is a member of the birch family, it's moderately light and is slightly soft for a hardwood species. Alder is commonly used for furniture and cabinetry, ranking right there next to Oak. Alder is starting to get more attention for flooring due to its consistent color, stability, and its ability to accept stains and finishes so well.
  • Hardness: 590 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 9,800 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,380 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 450
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.3 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.4 %
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Amendoim
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Amescla
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Angelique Mahogany
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Ash
  • Other Names: Fraxinus americana, American ash, Biltmore ash, Canadian ash, Cane ash, Fresno, Green ash, Mountain ash, Quebec ash, Red ash, White ash, White river ash
  • Description: Ash is a light to medium toned wood with great durability. The wood has great impact resistance, often serving as the material of choice for baseball bat manufacturers. Attractive as well as strong, the reddish brown heartwood in Ash accompanied by its creamy white tones are truly spectacular when flushed with light. For decorating, Ash is very complimentary to off-white, tan, and darker brown furniture and decor.
  • Hardness: 1,200 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 15,000 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,660 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 769
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.8 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.9 %
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Australian Cypress
  • Other Names: Barakula Gold, White Cypress, Cypress Pine, Callitris Glauca, Murray Pine, Murray River Cypress, Murray River Pine, Blue Cypress
  • Description: Australian cypress is mostly golden colored. It shows a high degree of variation between sapwood and heartwood. Colors range from cream colored sapwood and yellow-gold to brown heartwood. Knots accentuate the wood occasionally with darker colors still.
  • Hardness: 1,375 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 11,784 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,242 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 608
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 2.6 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 2.4 %
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Bacana / Copaiba
  • Other Names: Copaifera spp, Copaiba, Copaibeira
  • Description: Bacana flooring features a great tonal assortment of rich reddish-browns in the heartwood with dark stripes. Bacana hardwood gorgeously combines distinctive patterning with its light to medium brown reds to create a simultaneously attention-grabbing yet calming feel, making it perfect as a complimentary decorative accent or a centerpiece in itself. The rich, golden luster of Bacana floors along with a Janka hardness rating comporable to Red Oak make them a good choice for durability and apperance. We offer a Bacana floor with a variety of stains including: cayenne, honey, or chestnut.
  • Hardness: 1,420 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 16,770 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,750 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 500
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 8.2 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.1 %
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Bamboo
  • Other Names: bambusae spp., Phyllostachys spp
  • Description: Horizontal Grain Bamboo Flooring features a traditional, distinctive "knuckle" characteristic that repeats throughout the plank. Vertical Grain Bamboo Flooring orients the Bamboo strips on edge, reducing the visibility of "knuckles", and providing a cleaner, flowing appearance. With Mosaic Bamboo Flooring, the Bamboo strips are oriented to display their end-grain, creating more of a patchwork profile.
  • Hardness: 1,410 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 11,020 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,610 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 500
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 0.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 0.0 %
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Berlinia
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Birch
  • Other Names: Betula alleghaniensis, Yellow Birch, Sweet Birch, Paper Birch, American Birch, Hard Birch, Silver Birch, Black Birch, Cherry Birch, Canoe Birch
  • Description: Birch has a long history of usage in the Americas because of its availability and durability. Native Americans used birch bark to cover canoe frames and as arrow shafts. Birch hardwood flooring can be found in many historic New England homes. Birch heartwood color can vary from light reddish brown to dark brown with red tinges. The sapwood can be white to light colored. Birch has a fine, uniform texture and a straight grain.
  • Hardness: 1,260 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 15,600 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 950 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 670
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 9.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 6.5 %
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Blackbutt
  • Other Names: Coastal Blackbutt, Pink Blackbutt
  • Description: Blackbutt is a commonly available commercial hardwood species in New South Wales and southern Queensland, often used for building framework, cladding, flooring, decking, joinery, landscaping, and furniture. Introduced to Oahu, Hawaii in 1911, it has since been planted on all the Hawaiian Islands. Blackbutt is well regarded by foresters for the high quality of timber, easy regeneration, and quick growth.
  • Hardness: 1,984 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 20,885 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,756 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 900
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.3 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.5 %
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Bloodwood
  • Other Names: Brosimum paraense, Adda, Satine, Satine Rubane, Amapa Rana, Siton Paya, Muirapiranga
  • Description: Bloodwood is a breathtaking wood with some of the deepest crimson tones in all of hardwood. This South American treasure is highly sought after for a multitude of reasons, not the least of which is its incredibly smooth texture, making it not only pleasing to the eye, but pleasing to the touch. The unique heartwood can vary from grayish red to deep red, and the wood's high luster further intensifies these beautiful shades. Besides being one of the most striking woods on the market, Bloodwood is also one of the most durable, boasting a Janka hardness rating of 2900, about 140% stronger than Red Oak. With its strength and amazing looks, Bloodwood makes a bold and beautiful statement in any setting.
  • Hardness: 2,900 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 12,900 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,890 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 1,080
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 8.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.0 %
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Bolivian Coffeewood
  • Other Names: Momoqui, Patagonian Coffee Wood, Partridgewood, Coffeewood, Granadillo, Ebano, Caesalpinia pluviosa DC.
  • Description: Bolivian Coffeewood (Momoqui) is within the same family as Lapacho and Ipe. Grains and colors are very similar to Lapacho and Ipe but Bolivian Coffeewood has less variation in color. Bolivian Coffeewood's color ranges from dark green to brownish pieces. The rich mosaic is further enhanced with distinctive graining.
  • Hardness: 3,680 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 0 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 0 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 0
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 0.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 0.0 %
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Brazilian Brownheart
  • Other Names: Vouacapoua Americana, Partridge Wood, Brownheart, Acapu, Wacapou, Bois Perdrix, Bowhanti, Ritangueira, Kabbi, Tjanaren Wakapoe, Tjatjaboetja, Wakabo
  • Description: The handsome, dark colored wood is reported to be highly popular in Brazil for heavy durable construction and flooring. The species is reported to be a source of the best timber in French Guiana. The clearly differentiated sapwood is pale beige or nearly white in color. The heartwood color is described as dark brown or reddish brown, or maroon brown to dark brown and deepens upon exposure. Very distinct and lighter colored vessel lines are reported to be present.
  • Hardness: 2,028 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 17,390 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,190 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 580
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.0 %
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Brazilian Cherry
  • Other Names: Hymenaea courbaril, Jatoba, Brazilian Cherry, Copal, Azucar, Jatai, Jutai, Locust
  • Description: Brazilian Cherry flooring, also known as Jatoba, is the most popular exotic hardwood flooring imported into the US. The popularity of the Brazilian Cherry floor is due to its combination of superior performance and beautiy. Brazilian Cherry's reddish-brown heartwood is streaked with dark black striping, giving it amazing contrast and depth. At the same time, Brazilian Cherry wood is very decoratively versatile, suiting a variety of darker and lighter color schemes due to its distinctive coloring. Brazilian Cherry is also very hard and durable with a Janka hardness rating of 2350, almost twice as hard as Red Oak. Brazilian Cherry looks fantastic when contrasted with dark colored or black furniture, countertops and cabinets. The combination of exotic beauty and strength make Brazilian Cherry hardwood a great choice for any home or business.
  • Hardness: 2,350 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 19,400 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,160 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 800
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 6.2 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.8 %
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Brazilian Eucalyptus
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Brazilian Hickory
  • Other Names: Guajuvira, Brazilian Pecan, Macchiato Pecan
  • Description: Guajuvira/Brazilian Hickory is a very durable, hard and resilient wood species (Patagonula americana) with a distinctive contrast of dark and light coloration that makes the perfect choice whether for a rustic look or high end contemporary. Native to Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, Guajuvira/Brazilian Hickory's coloring consists of white to brown hues in the sapwood and many shades of dark browns and almost black hues in the heartwood. Its grain is a mix of irregular patterns and straight grain and finishes with a satin smooth luster. The wood is moderately photosensitive, will patina slightly as it ages.
  • Hardness: 3,540 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 26,500 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,550 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 790
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 6.5 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 2.8 %
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Brushbox
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Bubinga
  • Other Names: Guibourtia spp., Essingang, Ovan, kevazingo, Waka
  • Description: Bubinga flooring comes from a species of tree originating in central and western regions of Africa. The wavy figure and high luster of Bubinga wood has made it a popular choice for many high end applications, such as custom guitars. Beyond its beauty, a Bubinga floor brings durability to the table in the form of a solid Janka hardness rating of 2,630 and a high resistance to termite attack. As Bubinga floors age, their brownish-tones will darken. The wood's texture is fine and even, and is rated as easy to work with. The striking coloring and high luster of Bubinga hardwood contributes greatly to the expansive feel of any space.
  • Hardness: 2,630 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 22,600 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,480 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 960
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 8.4 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 5.8 %
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Burmese Teak
  • 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.
  • 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 %
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Capirona / Amazon Maple
  • Other Names: Patagonian Maple, Brazilian Maple, Amazon Maple, Capirona Pau Mulato, Mulateiro, Pau Amarelo, Calycophyllum Spruceanum, Firewood tree, Naked tree
  • Description: The Capirona tree has a very distinctive appearance due to it smooth and shiny bark. It has the ability to completely shed its bark, which changes from a vibrant green to brown color depending on the time of year. It is common to find Capirona trees growing close to one another. It has small perfumed white flowers. Capirona timber is commonly used in the Amazon for construction and furniture making. It is an exceptionally hard wood which makes it very durable.
  • Hardness: 1,820 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 0 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 0 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 0
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 0.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 0.0 %
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Caribbean Cherry
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Caribbean Heart Pine
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Caribbean Rosewood
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Caribbean Walnut
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Cherry
  • Other Names: Prunus serotina, American Cherry, Black Wild Cherry, Chisos Wild Cherry, Rum Cherry, Southwest Choke Cherry
  • Description: Cherry wood is a North American wood with a distinctive reddish brown coloring that can vary from a very light to very dark shade, making it decoratively versatile. Cherry floors, much like other domestic species such as Maple and Oak, invoke a sense of tradition and distinction. This inherent beauty is a one of many reasons why Cherry flooring is a frequent choice of fine furniture designers and architects alike. Among the softer hardwoods, a harder wood might make a better choice in a high traffic environment than a Cherry floor. However, Cherry hardwood is rated as very resistant to decay and dimensionally stable, which, combined with proper maintenance, ensures a long life for your Cherry hardwood floor.
  • Hardness: 950 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 12,330 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,490 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 544
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.1 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 3.7 %
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Cork
  • Other Names: Cork Oak, Quercus Suber
  • Description: Cork is a natural product from the bark of cork oak trees. It is green, just like bamboo, in that it will grow back quickly after being harvested. Managed harvesting does no damage to the trees. Due to its unique structure, cork provides excellent thermal insulation and sound reduction, is soft to the touch and is water resistant. The product has strong elastic properties making it a lower-impact flooring option.
  • Hardness: 200 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 0 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 0 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 0
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 0.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 0.0 %
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Cumaru
  • Other Names: Yellow Cumaru, Red Cumaru, Dipteryx odorata, Golden Teak, Brazilian Chestnut, Southern Chestnut, Brazilian Teak
  • Description: Cumaru Hardwood flooring, commonly called Brazilian Chestnut, is a tough and dense wood imported from Brazil that has an irregular, somewhat interlocked grain and wavy - course texture. Cumaru Hardwood flooring typically has a lot of color variation in its natural state. Cumaru is the perfect choice for a hardwood floor because of its density, Cumaru floors in solid or engineered formats are very resistant to termites and decay. Cumaru's heartwood is a medium brown with distinctive tan shades that compliment one another in with tonal warmth to create a relaxing feeling that's great to come home to. Cumaru wood is a popular choice for homeowners and decorators looking for more of a brown-toned floor. Our Cumaru hardwood flooring is sustainably harvested from regions such as Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil. The wood's Janka hardness is rated as 3,200, making a Cumaru floor approximately 270% harder than a Red Oak floor.
  • Hardness: 3,200 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 24,800 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 3,050 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 1,090
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 8.4 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 5.4 %
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Cumaru Dark
  • Other Names: Red Cumaru, Dipterix odorata, Brazilian Teak, Southern Chestnut, Brazilian Teak
  • Description: Red Cumaru, commonly called Brazilian Teak, is a darker and redder wood than its standard Cumaru counterpart. Red Cumaru is a tough and dense wood imported from Brazil that has an irregular, somewhat interlocked grain and wavy - coarse texture. Because of its density, it is highly resistant to termites and decay. Red Cumaru's heartwood is a reddish brown with prominent tan tones that create a rich and pleasing color combination.
  • Hardness: 3,200 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 24,800 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 3,050 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 1,090
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 8.4 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 5.4 %
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Douglas Fir
  • Other Names: Pseudotsuga menziesii, Blue Douglas-fir, British Columbia pine, British Colubian pine, Coast Douglas-fir, Colorado Douglas-fir, Colorado Pino real, Colorado real, Columbian Pine, Douglas spruce, Inland Douglas-fir, Interior Douglas-fir, Oregon Douglas-fir, Oregon pine, Puget Sound pine, Red fir, Rocky Mountain Douglas-fir, Yellow fir
  • Description: The Douglas Fir can be found in abundance across the continent of North America, serving as a familiar sight for millions. Used often as a staple for construction, Douglas Fir is also renowned for its strength and durability. In addition to its strength, Douglas Fir has a rich, visually soothing color combination with the heartwood varying from creamy yellowish-brown for older trees to light red for younger trees and complimented by pale white tones.
  • Hardness: 660 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 12,400 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,950 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 530
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.6 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.8 %
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Eucalyptus
  • Other Names: Deglupta, Kamarere, Mindanao gum, Bagras, Komo
  • Description: The Eucalyptus deglupta tree is sometimes called Rainbow Eucalyptus because the tree's bark is frequently multi-colored as out patches are shed, producing an interesting array of hues. Eucalyptus deglupta is favored as a plantation species throughout the world in lowland humid tropics.
  • Hardness: 650 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 11,550 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,565 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 500
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 8.5 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 3.8 %
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European Chestnut
  • Other Names: Castanea sativa, Sweet Chestnut, Spanish Chestnut, Wormy Chestnut, Portuguese Chestnut, Marron
  • Description: With the same look as American Chestnut, now commercially extinct due to the chestnut blight, European Chestnut is the ideal choice to replicate this classic American wood. Chestnut is only recommended for residential use due to its softness
  • Hardness: 680 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 10,360 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,248 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 590
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 6.9 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.2 %
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Garapa / Golden Teak
  • Other Names: Golden Teak, Brazilian Ash, Grapia, Apuleia leiocarpa, Grapia, Almendrillo Amarillo, Muirajuba, Cobre, Ana, Ana caspi, Gateado, Mapurite
  • Description: Garapa is a South American wood with yellow to brown-yellow heartwood. The wood has a medium luster, an interlocked grain, and a fine texture that accentuates the wood's rich gold and brown tones. The wood is also rated with a solid Janka hardness rating of 1,700, about 25% harder than Red Oak. Rated as durable and resistant to fungi and insects, Garapa is an attractive and versatile wood that is as resilient as it is beautiful.
  • Hardness: 1,700 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 18,100 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,835 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 830
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 10.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 6.5 %
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Genuine Mahogany
  • Other Names: Swietenia Macrophyla, Mahogany, Brazilian Mahogany, True Mahogany, Honduran Mahogany, Honduras Mahogany, Big Leaf Mahogany, Large-leaved Mahogany, Sky Fruit, Tropical American Mahogany, True Mahogany
  • Description: This is the most sought after Mahogany. Renowned for its incredible depth of grain and beautiful figure, Genuine Mahogany is one of the most popular woods in the world. It is deep red brown in color and full of gorgeous grain patterns.
  • Hardness: 800 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 11,500 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,426 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 580
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 4.1 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 3.0 %
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Heart Pine
  • Other Names: Southern Longlearf Yellow Pine, Old Growth Pine, Antique Pine, Pitch Pine, Reclaimed Heart Pine, Yellow Pine, Yellow Heart Pine, Longleaf Pine, Southern Pine, American Pitch Pine, Slash Pine
  • Description: Heart Pine is a highly sought after wood that is often reclaimed from older sources as a result of its scarcity. It has a gorgeous brown-orange complexion with soft yellows mixed in as well. It has a tight and vertical grain, and is slightly harder than Red Oak. Heart Pine has a rich historical background, serving as a prominent material for construction in the United States during the Industrial Revolution. Whether you're looking for a rustic or a formal look, Heart Pine is a versatile wood that can meet both needs with ease.
  • Hardness: 1,225 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 12,600 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,070 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 0
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 5.1 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 7.5 %
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Hevea
  • Other Names: Rubberwood, Plantation Hardwood, Para Rubbertree, Sharinga tree, Arbol de caucho, Sibi-sibi, Mapalapa, Seringuera, Capi, Jeve
  • Description: Hevea (Rubberwood) is a light-colored medium-density tropical hardwood obtained from the Para rubber tree (hevea brasiliensis), usually from trees grown in rubber plantations. Hevea is commonly advertised as an "environmentally friendly" wood, as it makes use of plantation trees that have already served a useful function.
  • Hardness: 960 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 10,420 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,314 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 595
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 5.1 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 2.3 %
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Hickory
  • Other Names: Pecan Carya spp, Bitter pecan, Hickory, Pecan hickory, Sweet pecan, Nutmeg Hickory, Bitternut, Bitternut hickory, Pignut Hickory, Shellbark Hickory, Shagbark Hickory, Mockernut Hickory, Swamp hickory, Water hickory, Wild pecan, Bitter pecan Nogal morado, Nuez encarcelada
  • Description: The distinctive and numerous shades of brown inherent in a Hickory hardwood floor create remarkable contrasts that, along with its intricate grain patterns, are nothing short of spectacular. Not only is Hickory naturally striking in the aesthetic sense, but it is also the hardest of all North American woods. Hickory has been admired for quite some time in the U.S. and abroad for both its beauty and strength, being traditionally used for decorative paneling and furniture veneer as well as for tool handles and pallets. Because of this combination of durability and powerful color contrasts, Hickory makes a versatile and attractive flooring material well-suited for any style of home.
  • Hardness: 1,820 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 13,700 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,730 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 735
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 8.9 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.9 %
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Ipe
  • Other Names: Tabebuia spp, Lapacho, Brazilian Ebony, Brazilian Walnut, Ironwood, Irontree, Tajibo, Guayacan, Lapacho, Arcwood
  • Description: Ipe hardwood flooring is incredibly durable. Its dense cell structure serves as a natural deterrent to insects, decay, and molds, ensuring that an Ipe hardwood floor will last quite a while. Because of this natural resilience Ipe hardwood is often the first choice for decking because of its almost unparalleled ability to stand up to the elements. More than just durable, Ipe wood is also very pleasing to the eye. With a Class A fire rating, Ipe hardwood occupies the same class of fire-retardant materials as steel. For durability, safety, and beauty, Ipe floors in prefinished or unfinished make an excellent choice. Needing to install over concrete we have engineered Ipe hardwood floors too in prefinished or unfinished available.
  • Hardness: 3,680 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 25,400 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 3,140 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 1,025
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 8.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 6.6 %
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Iroko / African Teak
  • Other Names: African Teak, Moreira, Abang, Mvule, Mvuli, Kambala, Odum, Iroko, Milicia Excelsa, Chlorophora Excelsa
  • Description: Iroko is a large hardwood tree from the west coast of tropical Africa. It is one of the woods sometimes referred to as African Teak, although it is unrelated to the teak family. The wood color is initially yellow but darkens to a richer brown over time. Given the high prices of genuine Teak, Iroko could be considered a low-cost alternative. The wood is stable, durable, and has an overall look that somewhat resembles Teak.
  • Hardness: 1,603 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 0 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 0 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 660
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 0.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 0.0 %
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Java Walnut
  • Other Names: Khleng, Leguminosae, Xoay, Kralanh, Kerandji, Keranjii
  • Description: Java Walnut is another of Nova’s newest exotic flooring products from Southeast Asia. The wood is a beautiful brownish-red color very similar to Dark Cumaru or Sucupira. The grain of the species is tight to wavy giving many of the pieces a unique rippled effect. One of the characteristics that sets Java Walnut apart from its Indonesian relatives like Kempas & Merbau is its hardness. While Kempas & Merbau are both sufficiently hard at approximately 1700psi, Java Walnut rates right around 2400 putting it in the same class as Brazilian Cherry. It is also very similar to Brazilian Cherry when it comes to stability.
  • Hardness: 2,400 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 12,250 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 6,174 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 0
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 6.6 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 3.7 %
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Kempas
  • Other Names: Koompassia spp, Thongbueng, Gemaris, Hampas, Nyari, Kempas rawang, Impas (Sabah), Mengris (Sarawak),Tualangun
  • Description: Imported from Indonesia and Malaysia, Kempas boasts rich colors and a lustrous appearance. The heartwood ranges from orange-red to reddish-brown with subtly contrasting yellow to pale white tones. The reds of the heartwood also darken with time. This subtle contrast accentuates the shades of each individual piece, which in turn draws the eye to the natural beauty of the wood’s inherent tonal variety.
  • Hardness: 1,750 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 17,694 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,698 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 880
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.4 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 6.0 %
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Khaya / African Mahogany
  • Other Names: Khaya Ivorensis, Akuk, Bandoro, Benin Mahogany, Bisselon, Bitehi, Diali, Iri, Iri Kiree, Khaya Mahogany, Nigerian, Lagos Mahogany, Degema Mahogany, Krala, Mangona, Munyama, Mbaua, Ogwano, Senegal Mahogany
  • Description: Khaya, also knows as African Mahogany, varies from the light pinkish-brown to a deep reddish shade, often with a purple cast. Khaya / African Mahogany is a hardwood with an interlocked or straight grain, often with a ribbon figure, and a moderately coarse texture. Color ranges from creamy-white sapwood to reddish brown heartwood, often with a purple cast. African Mahogany is moderately heavy and hard with medium bending and crushing strength, low stiffness and shock resistance, moderate decay resistance, and good stability.
  • Hardness: 830 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 12,240 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,383 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 0
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 4.5 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 2.5 %
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Kurupayra / Angico
  • Other Names: Anadenanthera marocarpa, Angico, Redland Rose, Angico Preto, Cebil, Cebil Colorado, Curupay-atá
  • Description: Kurupayra flooring, coming from the same family as Pepperwood, is incredibly durable with one of the highest Janka hardness ratings of 3,840. The vibrant wood features a reddish brown heartwood with yellow tones. The warming fusion of the red-browns and yellow of a Kurupayra floor creates a cozy feeling in any room and goes particularly well with white decor. Much like it's cousin, Patagonian Rosewood (also known as Curupau), Kurupayra hardwood flooring is full of character and color, though its tones are much mellower and softer than those of its cousin. Its colors will darken with time and exposure to light, giving Kurpayra floors, along with its random grain, a rich mosaic look.
  • Hardness: 3,840 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 29,290 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,600 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 1,050
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.6 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.6 %
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Lacewood / Leopardwood
  • Other Names: Roupala Montana, Roupala Brasiliensis, Brazilian Lacewood, Australian Lacewood, South American Lacewood, Roopola Brasillensis, American Sycamore, European Lacewood, Louro Faia, Silky Oak,
  • Description: Lacewood / Leopardwood has a very conspicuous flecking that gives this wood its namesake. The wood itself is a reddish brown with grey or light brown rays, which result in a lace pattern when quartersawn. Like other woods that exhibit the strongest figure in quartersawn pieces, Lacewood / Leopardwood has the most pronounced figure and displays the largest flecks when perfectly quartersawn; this is due to the wood's wide medullary rays, whose layout can be seen the clearest when lookin at the endgrain.
  • Hardness: 2,150 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 0 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 0 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 0
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 0.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 0.0 %
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Laminate
  • Other Names: Brands: Luxury Laminate, Alloc, Nature Flooring, Armstrong, Columbia, Kronotex, Lamett, Mannington, Mohawk, Pergo, Quick-Step, Quickstyle, Stepco, Wilsonart
  • Description: Laminate flooring is one of the latest trends in the residential flooring industry. Because of it excellent price point and superb durability, laminate flooring has become one of the hottest consumer products in the house and home market. Laminate flooring is an ultra-durable product that looks like a real wood or stone floor. But it's less costly and generally easier to install.
  • Hardness: 2,000 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 12,000 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 800 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 1,200
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 0.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 0.0 %
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Lapacho
  • Other Names: Tabebuia spp, Yellow Ipe, Brazilian Ebony, Brazilian Walnut, Ironwood, Irontree, Tajibo, Guayacan, Lapacho, Arcwood
  • Description: Lapacho hardwood flooring, a Paraguayan Ipe, is incredibly durable. Its dense cell structure serves as a natural deterrent to insects, decay, and molds, ensuring that a Lapacho floor will last quite a while. More than just durable, Lapacho wood is also very pleasing to the eye. With a Class A fire rating, Lapacho hardwood occupies the same class of fire-retardant materials as steel. For durability, safety, and beauty, Lapacho floors make an excellent choice.
  • Hardness: 3,684 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 25,360 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 3,140 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 1,025
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 8.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 6.6 %
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Luxury Vinyl
  • Other Names: LVT, Luxury Vinyl Plank, LVP, Luxury Vinyl Flooring
  • Description: With today's state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, Luxury Vinyl Flooring can rival the look and texture of "wood" planks and "stone" tiles. Advanced photographic technologies forms the basis for being able to replicate real hardwood and stones into a luxury vinyl flooring system. There are multiple layers fused together to create the final product including a photographic film layer and a urethane or aluminum oxide top layer. Some luxury vinyl floors also come with a cork liner already attached.
  • Hardness: 0 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 0 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 0 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 0
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 0.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 0.0 %
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Lyptus
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Manchurian Walnut
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Mango Wood
  • Other Names: Mangifera Indica, Swintonia, Schwenkii
  • Description: If you are looking for a unique type of wood flooring that is a "green" product, consider mango wood. Mango wood is a fast-growing, sustainable wood, with over 500 different varieties grown for its juicy fruit. However, once the tree grows over 90 feet, it will cease to produce fruit. The grower can make extra money by cutting down the tree and selling the wood. A mango seedling can grow up to 5 feet tall in a year, and mango trees can live for 100 years.
  • Hardness: 1,300 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 0 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 0 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 0
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 0.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 0.0 %
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Maple
  • Other Names: Acer spp, Ahorn, Erable, European maple, Field maple, Bird’s Eye maple, Black maple, Canadian maple, Curly maple, Fiddleback maple, Hard maple, Rock maple, Sugar maple, White maple, Bigleaf maple, Broadleaf maple, Oregon maple, Pacific Coast maple, Western maple, Silver maple, Soft maple, White maple, Ashleaf maple, Boxelder, Manitoba maple
  • Description: Maple hardwood flooring is a bright, attractive and classic hardwood standard in the United States, celebrated as the state tree of Wisconsin, Vermont, West Virginia, and New York. The light, pale tone of maple hardwood flooring accentuates the light of any room, both brightening the room while simultaneously making it appear more expansive. The yellowish-brown heartwood is accompanied by tones that are sometimes tinged with reddish-brown. Maple hardwood flooring has a fine, uniform texture and is incredibly strong and shock resistant, with particular resistance to abrasion and wear, making a maple floor a beauty that you will be able to enjoy in your home for years to come.
  • Hardness: 1,450 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 10,700 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,450 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 755
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 9.9 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.8 %
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Massaranduba
  • Other Names: Manilkara bidentata, Brazilian Redwood, Bulletwood, Chicozapote, Ausubo, Nispero, Beefwood, Bolletri, Balata Rouge
  • Description: Brazilian Redwood, also known as Massaranduba, is a gorgeous and durable hardwood whose durability makes it a frequent choice not only for flooring but decking as well. The naturally beautiful heartwood can range from light to dark brownish-red, with a grain that can be straight, somewhat wavy, or interlocked. Brazilian Redwood is also very easy to maintain, and it's Janka hardness rating of 3,190 ensures that it will stand up just as well against impacts in the short term as it will against decay in the long term.
  • Hardness: 3,190 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 29,200 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 3,450 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 1,000
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 9.4 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 6.3 %
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Merbau
  • Other Names: Intsia biuga, Intsia palembanica, Ipil, Kwila, Lumpha, Lumpho, Tat-talun, Vesi, Mirabow
  • Description: The Merbau Hardwood color is pretty dark brown with reddish tones. While the sapwood of the Merbau tree consists somehow whitish colors, the heartwood of the Merbau tree is a lot darker with brown and red-brown colors. When first cut the Merbau heartwood is a lot brighter with orange yellowish colors, but it gets the darker colors upon exposure and with time. Another interesting thing about the Merbau hardwood is that sometimes you might see golden-yellowish "flecks" on it, something that gives the Merbau hardwood a very beautiful and shiny look. Most of the Merbau Hardwood Flooring consists with medium to high variation in colors. Material is hand selected, at the mill level, for dark or light to achieve a better color selection.
  • Hardness: 1,925 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 16,679 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,239 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 0
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 640.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 380.0 %
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Moabi / Guajara
  • Other Names: Baillonella toxisperma, African Pearwood, Njabi, Adza, Dimpampi, Brazilian Cherry Light, Moabi, Guajara
  • Description: Brazilian Kempas, also known as Guajara, is a fantastic wood all around: Incredibly stable, gorgeous, and durable. The shades of the wood range from light yellow to russet and onto reddish brown. This vast array of complimentary and compatible tones make it very distinctive and yet easy to match up with a variety of decors. With durability 33% in excess of stout Red Oak, this South American exotic has it all.
  • Hardness: 2,100 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 25,300 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,200 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 820
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.5 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 5.9 %
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Morado
  • Other Names: Bolivian Rosewood, Machaerium scleroxylon, Caviuna, Pau-ferro, Jacarandá-violeta
  • Description: Morado is a South American wood with a striking dark violet-brown heartwood that is sometimes streaked. It has a medium to high luster, and a texture that can range from coarse to fine. It's grain is interlocked and can be straight or irregular. Highly resistant to decay and fungi, Morado's hardness also contributes to its durability, the wood holding a Janka hardness rating of 1,780. Used for decorative veneers, specialty items, and cabinet work, Morado is wood widely recognized for its beauty, often being used for many of the same purposes of another South American beauty, Brazilian Rosewood.
  • Hardness: 2,400 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 17,700 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,351 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 880
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 6.7 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 2.9 %
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Mozambique
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Olive Wood
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Padauk
  • Other Names: Padouk, Pterocarpus soyauxii, Bosulu, Ngula, Mbil, Mbe
  • Description: Padauk flooring sports amazingly vivid bright coloring with dramatic dark streaking, adding beautiful flair to any space. Padauk wood possesses an inherent natural sheen that adds to the beauty of its presentation. Unlike some other exotic hardwood species, Padauk hardwood is exceptionally dimensionally stable, experiencing very little movement in service and ensuring a stable and secure floor. Rated as very durable, Padauk floors are naturally resistant to termite attack and are known to stand up to prolonged service without any preservative treatment for more than 25 years. For amazing color and consistent durability, a Padauk floor is a fantastic choice.
  • Hardness: 1,725 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 13,900 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,560 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 737
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 5.2 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 3.3 %
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Palo Blanco / Exotic Hickory
  • Other Names: Cybistax Donnell-Smithii, Duranga, Primavera, San Juan, Exotic Hickory, Cortez, Cortez Blanco
  • Description: Palo Blanco hardwood flooring, or Exotic Hickory as it is sometimes called, is cream colored, yellowish-white to yellowish-brown, sometimes sporting brown striping. Palo Blanco flooring is a somewhat soft wood, so this should be taken into account in applications where there will be a fair amount of wear and tear on the floor, though it does have natural resistances to brown and white rot fungi. Palo Blanco flooring is a beautiful, pale yellow wood with distinctive black striping that is sure to catch the eye with its contrast while soothing with its soft tones.
  • Hardness: 680 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 9,530 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,040 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 550
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 5.1 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 3.1 %
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Para Rosewood
  • Other Names: Platymiscium spp, Macacauba, Para Rosewood, Macaca Wood, Curuatinga Rosewood, Monkeywood, Nambar, Roble Colorado, Vencola, Tarara Colorado
  • Description: Para Rosewood hardwood flooring is a very unique and rare wood from Brazil with purplish brown to bright red coloring as well as prominent striping. Para Rosewood is highly sought after as a result of its unique beauty and incredible variations in tone. This wood is not being logged anymore and will be considered a one-of-a-kind floor. The rich red and purple tones of a Rosewood hardwood floor infuse any room with warmth and distinction. These dramatic tones make Rosewood floors amazing complements to red or black furniture sets and color schemes. Like many other South American woods, Rosewood also features a substantial Janka hardness rating. As a result, Rosewood hardwood is resistant to shock, dents, and other household hazards. If your'e looking to add a true work of art for your house's decor, Rosewood hardwood flooring is a bold yet elegant choice.
  • Hardness: 2,450 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 27,600 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 3,200 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 880
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 3.5 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 2.7 %
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Patagonian Rosewood
  • Other Names: Anadenanthera colubrina, Kurupay, Patagonian Rosewood, Curupau
  • Description: Patagonian Rosewood flooring, originating in the forests of Paraguay, is also known as Curupau. Patagonian Rosewood is a very appealing wood that is highly compatible with any home design or color scheme. This versatility comes from the fact that Patagonian Rosewood hardwood has pale pink and yellow tones are sharply distinguished from its dark brown shades and occasional black streaking, creating a pleasing contrast that is complemented by the hardwood's crossed grain and creates a beautiful combination of rich browns and yellows. Patagonian Rosewood hardwood flooring also has astonishing durability. The wood's Janka hardness rating 3,840, makes Patagonian Rosewood floors particularly resilient against wear and tear and impacts. With its more dramatic shades and striping, the feel of a Patagonian Rosewood floor is quite distinct from its creamy brown and significantly mellower cousin, Kurupayra.
  • Hardness: 3,840 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 23,780 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,730 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 1,020
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 8.4 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.8 %
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Pebble Tiles
  • Other Names: Natural Pebble Tiles, Polished River stones
  • Description: Pebble Tiles feature smooth polished stones mounted to a flexible mesh backing for easy installation using traditional grout. Pebble Tiles are created by Mother Nature, therefore no two pebbles will be the same. They will vary in shading, and will have natural imperfections.
  • Hardness: 0 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 0 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 0 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 0
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 0.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 0.0 %
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Peruvian Walnut
  • Other Names: Juglans neotropica, Nogal, Tropical walnut, Nogal silvestre, Tocte, Nuez meca, Nogal blanco
  • Description: Peruvian Walnut flooring, also known as Nogal, is a striking specie originating from central and South America. With dark brown tones and purplish tint, Peruvian Walnut hardwood brings warmth and distinction to any space. These colors are accentuated by the wood's high luster. Peruvian Walnut floors are an increasingly popular choice for exotic looks and distinctive graining. A Peruvian Walnut floor differs from a North American Walnut floor by being more uniformly colored.
  • Hardness: 1,080 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 9,100 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,020 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 610
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 5.5 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 2.8 %
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Peshtigo River Birch / Maple
  • Other Names: Betula spp, Paper birch, black birch, silver birch, western birch
  • Description: The deep, rich auburn color and shimmering grain effects make Peshtigo River Birch flooring dramatic and engaging. Aacer creates this permanent color by steaming their Maple until it achieves the same qualities of Red Birch-- the only way to tell the two apart is by Peshtigo River Birch's lower price!
  • Hardness: 1,450 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 10,700 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,450 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 755
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 9.9 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.8 %
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Poplar
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Purpleheart
  • Other Names: Peltogyne, Violetwood, Amaranth, Pau Roxo, Roxihno, Pau Violeta, Amaranth
  • Description: The breathtaking coloring that has made Purpleheart world famous occurs when its freshly cut brown heartwood is exposed to the air, rapidly turning deep purple. Over time, prolonged exposure to light causes the heartwood to slowly transition from purple to a rich, dark brownish-purple shade. Purpleheart also possesses complimentary tones that can range from pale pink to whitish-grey. Purpleheart is very popular not only because of its amazing color, but also for its high level of durability. This wood serves as stunning decorative accent to any room and is sure to catch the admiring eye of any visitor.
  • Hardness: 1,860 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 21,300 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,420 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 1,057
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 6.1 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 3.2 %
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Red Birch
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Red Oak
  • Other Names: Quercus spp, American red oak, Black oak, Canadian red oak, Gray oak, Northern red oak, Southern red oak, Scarlet oak, Spanish oak
  • Description: Red Oak flooring features red-tinged brown heartwood and white tones that create a subtle but resonant contrast that makes this wood uniquely enjoyable. A consistent grain adds to the grace of the overall presentation of a Red Oak floor. All of these elements make Red Oak a colorfully multifaceted yet understated beauty that, much like White Oak, is aesthetically complementary to any style of home, be it modern or rustic. Red Oak floors have long been a beloved domestic standard in the United States, while the Red Oak wood itself has also served as the industry standard of hardness with a Janka hardness rating of 1,290. With its subtle red tones, rooms floored with Red Oak hardwood will feel warmer without the wood taking center stage. This allows other decorative elements such as fine furniture or artwork to stand out while being complemented by the beautiful Red Oak flooring underfoot.
  • Hardness: 1,290 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 14,300 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,850 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 780
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 8.6 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.0 %
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Royal Mahogany
  • Other Names: Carapa guianensis, Andiroba, Crabwood, Cedro Macho, Carapa
  • Description: Royal Mahogany flooring is a tropical wood from Central and South America with a texture similar to true mahogany. The reddish-brown heartwood of Royal Mahogany hardwood floors feature various shades from medium to dark, adding a cozy and warming feeling to any room. Royal Mahogany is also rated as both very easy to work with and durable, with marked resistance to insects and decay ensuring the long lasting enjoyment of an Royal Mahogany floor.
  • Hardness: 1,220 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 11,100 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,560 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 705
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.6 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 3.1 %
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Santos Mahogany
  • Other Names: Myroxylon balsamum, Cabreuva, Balsamito, Cabore, Caboriba, Bosnian Pine, Incensio Colorado, Quina, Tache
  • Description: Santos Mahogany flooring is one of the most coveted exotic hardwoods in the world. Santos Mahogany hardwood has beautiful reddish brown to deep red color that remains constant over time, and its tight grain serves as an exquisite accompaniment to the rich colors with its fine, distinctive strokes. Like many Brazilian exotics, Santos Mahogany wood offers not only a beautiful visual appearance but astounding durability as well. With a Janka rating of 2,200, Santos Mahogany floors are 18% harder than Hickory floors, the hardest of North American hardwoods. For longevity and amazing looks, a Santos Mahogany floor is tough to beat.
  • Hardness: 2,200 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 25,400 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,060 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 900
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 6.5 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.2 %
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Sapele
  • Other Names: Entandrophragma Cylnidricum, Sapelli, Sapelii, Penkwa, Muyovu, Undianuno
  • Description: Sapele is a beautiful African hardwood that is a reddish-brown wood and is very similar to Mahogany. A remarkable feature of sapele is that the grain is interlocked and changes direction in frequent, irregular intervals. This unique wood will accent a variety of different styles of decor with distinctive coloring and a gorgeous grain.
  • Hardness: 1,500 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 8,500 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 16,100 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 700
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.4 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.6 %
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Southern Chestnut
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Southern Yellow Pine
  • Other Names: Longleaf Pine, Loblolly, Shortleaf Pine, Slash
  • Description: The sapwood of pine is a yellowish white, while the heartwood is a reddish brown, orange, or yellow heartwood. The sapwood is usually wide in second growth stands. Heartwood begins to form when the tree is about 20 years old. In old, slow-growth trees, sapwood may be only 1 to 2 inches in width. Southern Yellow Pine represents the least expensive, yet one of the most traditional flooring choices available. Yellow Pine is used for structural timber, structural grade plywood, building construction, boxes, baskets, crates, cooperage, pallets, millwork, woodenware, novelties, boat building, and applications requirirng hardness and good wearing qualities.
  • Hardness: 690 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 0 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 0 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 0
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.4 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.8 %
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Spotted Gum
  • Other Names: Spotted Iron Gum, Iron Gum, Lemon-scented Gum, Eucalyptus maculata
  • Description: The Spotted Gum trees are easily recongizable by their characteristic tall, straight trunk and smooth, mottled bark. The "mottling" is created by the shedding of irregular flakes of older, weathered, dark grey bark and exposing the new lighter colored bark underneath.
  • Hardness: 2,473 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 20,550 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 0 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 850
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 9.9 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 6.3 %
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Strand Bamboo
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Sucupira
  • 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.
  • 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 %
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Sydney Blue Gum
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Tarara
  • 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.
  • 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 %
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Tatajuba
  • Other Names: Bagassa guianensis, Bagasse, Cow-wood, Gele Bagasse, Bagasse jaune, Amapa-rana
  • Description: Tatajuba is a light colored wood with colors ranging from soft yellows to russet. With a Janka hardness rating of 2,200, Tatajuba is particularly hard and durable. The wood has a very uniform quality, an interlocked grain, and is very stable upon installation. Tatajuba's high luster makes it a light wood with great eye-catching qualities.
  • Hardness: 2,220 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 32,270 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,680 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 880
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 8.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.0 %
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Tauari
  • Other Names: Couratari oblongifolia, Brazilian Oak
  • Description: Brazilian Oak, also known as Tauri, is similar to North American Red Oak, but 13% harder. It ranges from tan to medium brown in color, and has a medium graining pattern. In addition to providing the highly sought after "wheat" color associated with domestic oak, Brazilian Oak provides the look more affordably. In addition to being economically and visually appealing, this hardwood is also very resistant to decay, impact, and insects, ensuring long lasting enjoyment of a Brazilian Oak floor.
  • Hardness: 1,500 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 12,900 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,540 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 640
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.3 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.2 %
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Tiete Chestnut
  • Other Names: Sucupira, Brazilian Chestnut, Bowdichia Nitida, Alcomoque, Sapupira
  • Description: Tiete Chestnut, also known as Sucupira, 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.
  • Hardness: 3,540 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 25,100 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,600 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 960
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.6 %
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Tiete Rosewood
  • Other Names: Sirari, Patagonian Cherry, Ormosia Coarctata, Guibourtia Chodatiana
  • Description: Tiete Rosewood flooring is an exquisite example of the beautiful hardwoods hailing from South America. Starting out as soft pink tinged with russet during its youth, a Tiete Rosewood floor reddens slightly with age, creating rich and contrasting tones. Tiete Rosewood is also a very durable hardwood with a Janka rating of 3,280. With their combination of vibrant and soothing colors, Tiete Rosewood floors are particularly beautiful when accompanied by black furniture and other decorative elements. Because of its distinctive pink tones, this wood is often sought out by interior designers and manufacturers of specialty items. Using Tiete Rosewood hardwood flooring for your home or business is a great way to convey a distinctive personal style.
  • Hardness: 3,280 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 15,830 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,030 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 950
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.0 %
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Tigerwood
  • 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.
  • 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 %
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Timborana
  • Other Names: Piptadenia suaveolens, Angico, Angico-vermelho, fava-de-folha-miuda, Faveira-folha-fina, Parica-grande-da-terra-firme, South American pear wood, timbauba
  • Description: Timborana is a luminous wood filled with creamy yellows and light to medium browns. As the floor ages, reddish tones will develop. Timborana's fine grain makes it highly desirable for furniture designers. Timborana is also a hard and durable wood with a Janka hardness rating of 1570. With its light, clean tones, Timborana is a great choice for both residential and commercial flooring alike.
  • Hardness: 1,570 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 21,220 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,230 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 780
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 9.6 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 6.4 %
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Walnut
  • 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.
  • 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 %
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Wenge
  • Other Names: African Rosewood, Awong, Bokonge, Congolese Rosewood, Dikela, Faux Ebony, Mibotu, Mpande, Panga, Panga-Panga, Tshikalakala, Nson-so, Palissandre du congo
  • Description: The heartwood is dark brown, mostly black, with fine, closely spaced, very dark veins and white lines. The combination of white bands against the dark wood with black streaks gives Wenge a very attractive appearance. Color variation between boards is reported to be moderate. The grain is fairly straight to slightly roey. The appearance of the wood has been described as expressive.
  • Hardness: 1,630 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 0 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 0 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 870
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 9.1 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 5.9 %
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Western Red Cedar
  • Other Names: Thuja plicata, Cypress, Oregon Cedar, Giant Cedar, Arborvitae, British Columbia cedar, Canoe cedar, Pacific red cedar, Shinglewood, Giant arborvitae
  • Description: Western Red Cedar is a popular softwood that sports cozy colors ranging from soft burnt sienna to creamy yellows. These tones give the wood a very rustic feel that makes it seem as if it specifically created to reflect the warm glow of a nearby fireplace. Western Red Cedar is also known for having an even and fine grain. Great for creating a cozy country look, Western Red Cedar is sure to add a feeling of warmth and comfort to any room.
  • Hardness: 350 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 7,500 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,110 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 260
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 5.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 2.4 %
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White Mahogany
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White Oak
  • Other Names: White Oak Flooring is also known as...Quercus spp, Arizona oak, Stave oak, white oak, Swamp white oak, Brewer oak, Garry oak, Oregon oak, California white oak, Valley oak, Valley white oak,
  • Description: White Oak flooring is currently THE most popular flooring species. White Oak hardwood flooring is full of light tones that give a crisp, clean feel. It has long been a versatile standard in homes across the U.S. because of its universally complementary combination of deep grayish-brown heartwood and pale white tones. White Oak hardwood flooring also carries with it the feeling of tradition. White Oak hardwood flooring is known for its durability, strength, and resistance to wear, serving as planking for boats and even mine timbers. The amazing decorative flexibility of White Oak hardwood makes it an outstanding floor for all settings and occasions. Our White Oak hardwood flooring comes in a variety of colors and stains to suit any decor.White Oak flooring is available in prefinished and unfinished solid or engineered formats. Additionally, our FSC certified engineered White Oak floors feature enhanced dimensional stability over standard solid white oak floors.
  • Hardness: 1,360 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 15,200 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,780 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 900
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 7.2 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.2 %
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Yellow Birch
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Zebrawood
  • Other Names: African Zebrawood, Allen ele, Zebrano, Zingana, Microberlinia brazzavillensis
  • Description: Heartwood is a light brown or cream color with dark blackish brown streaks vaguely resembling a zebra's stripes. Depending on whether the wood is flatsawn or quartersawn, the stripes can be either chaotic and wavy (flatsawn) or somewhat uniform (quartersawn). Zebrawood is strong and stiff with a fairly high density. Zebrawood is frequently quartersawn because of the harvesting difficulties.
  • Hardness: 1,575 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 0 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 0 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 0
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 0.0 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 0.0 %
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