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

Caribbean Cherry Hardwood Flooring

  • Scientific Name, Other Names: Machiche, Black Cabbage Bark, Mayan/Aztec Cherry
  • Description: Caribbean Cherry is an open pored, reddish hardwood that is very dense.
  • Janka Hardness: 3,100 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 25,200 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,745 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 890
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 8.2 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 3.9 %
  • About:
  • Family: Lonchocarpus castilloi
  • Tree Characteristics: 65-100ft tall, 2-3ft trunk diameter
  • Geographic Area: Mexico, Belize, Guatemala
  • Color: Caribbean Cherry is a species with a wide range of colors that vary from yellow/tan to medium brown reds to deep dark reds
  • Photosensitivity: Caribbean Cherry undergoes a medium degree of color change, with some muting of the color variation and with the darkening of the lighter pieces to more uniform reddish brown color.
  • Luster:
  • Grain: Grain can be straight, irregular, or interlocked
  • Texture: Coarse texture
  • Drying Characteristics:
  • Working Characteristics: Caribbean Cherry is typically easy to work. As in all cases of interlocked or irregular grain, care must be taken to avoid tearout, but machining results are generally good. Turns, glues, and finishes well.
  • Durability Rating:
  • Applications: Decking, flooring, furniture, as well as heavy contruction in areas within its natural range.

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