Technical specie specifications for Garapa / Golden Teak from Fantastic Floor - Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.

Garapa Hardwood Flooring

  • Scientific Name, 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.
  • Janka 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 %
  • About: Our Garapa is available in Unfinished and comes in Clear grade. The boards are 3/4" thick, with a width of 5", and random lengths from 1' - 7'.
  • Family: Leguminosae
  • Tree Characteristics: The Garapa tree can grow to a height of 100 feet and a diameter of 5 feet.
  • Geographic Area: Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela
  • Color: Heartwood is reddish-yellow with a whitish-yellow sapwood.
  • Photosensitivity: Very Little Change
  • Luster: Medium
  • Grain: Straight
  • Texture: Fine to Medium
  • Drying Characteristics: Dries Slowly
  • Working Characteristics: Glues easily and stays in place. Garapa saws, nails and screws well with little to no blunting effect on tools.
  • Durability Rating: Rated as Durable
  • Applications: Flooring, Exterior Decking, Exterior Jointery, Carpentry, Ship Building, Turned Goods, Furniture, Stairs, Tool Handles

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