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

Hevea Hardwood Flooring

  • Scientific Name, Other Names: Rubberwood, Plantation Hardwood, Para Rubbertree, Sharinga tree, Arbol de caucho, Sibi-sibi, Mapalapa, Seringuera, Capi, Jeve
  • Description: The Fantastic Floor offers Hevea Flooring (also know as Rubberwood) at incredible prices. Hevea is a light-colored medium-density tropical hardwood obtained from the Para rubber tree (hevea brasiliensis). Hevea flooring is commonly advertised as an "environmentally friendly" wood floor, as it is repurposed from the plantation trees. If you are looking for beautiful plantation hardwood, look no further! Hevea flooring is extremely environmentally-friendly and is a great selection of wood to furnish your home.
  • Janka 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 %
  • About: Hevea lumber is typically taken from rubber plantations when a tree has reached the end of its useful life and is no longer producing latex; typically around 30 yrs.
  • Family: Hevea brasiliensis
  • Tree Characteristics: Trees in the wild can reach a height of up to 100ft; plantation trees generally reach heights of 60ft.
  • Geographic Area: Originally grown only in the Amazon Rainforest, plantations are now predominantly in South and Southeast Asia, with some in tropical West Africa.
  • Color: Heartwood is a light blonde to medium tan color, sometimes with medium brown streaks. Sapwood is not distinct from heartwood.
  • Photosensitivity: Hevea tends to darken slightly with age.
  • Luster: Hevea has a low natural luster.
  • Grain: Grain is straight.
  • Texture: Somewhat coarse, open texture.
  • Drying Characteristics: Hevea air-dries rapidly; tends to warp and twist in drying unless stickers are closely spaced and the piles are weighted. Fairly stable in service once seasoned.
  • Working Characteristics: Easy to work with both hand and machine tools. Glues, stains, and finishes well.
  • Durability Rating: The timber is perishable and stains readily. Also, highly susceptible to borer and termite attack as well as powder-post beetles.
  • Applications: Furniture, flooring, toys, and kitchen accessories.

Other Fantastic Species of Wood

Acacia     African Cedar     African Magnolia     African Tigerwood     Afzelia / Doussie     Alder     Amendoim     Amescla     Angelique Mahogany     Ash     Australian Cypress     Bacana / Copaiba     Bamboo     Berlinia     Birch     Blackbutt     Bloodwood     Bolivian Coffeewood     Brazilian Brownheart     Brazilian Cherry     Brazilian Eucalyptus     Brazilian Hickory     Brushbox     Bubinga     Burmese Teak     Capirona / Amazon Maple     Caribbean Cherry     Caribbean Heart Pine     Caribbean Rosewood     Caribbean Walnut     Cherry     Chinese Elm     Cork     Cumaru     Cumaru Dark     Douglas Fir     Eucalyptus     European Chestnut     Garapa / Golden Teak     Genuine Mahogany     Heart Pine     Hevea     Hickory     Ipe     Iroko / African Teak     Java Walnut     Kempas     Khaya / African Mahogany     Kurupayra / Angico     Lacewood / Leopardwood     Laminate     Lapacho     Luxury Vinyl     Lyptus     Manchurian Walnut     Mango Wood     Maple     Massaranduba     Merbau     Moabi / Guajara     Morado     Mozambique     Olive Wood     Padauk     Palo Blanco / Exotic Hickory     Para Rosewood     Patagonian Rosewood     Pebble Tiles     Peroba     Peruvian Walnut     Peshtigo River Birch / Maple     Poplar     Purpleheart     Red Birch     Red Oak     Royal Mahogany     Santos Mahogany     Sapele     Southern Chestnut     Southern Yellow Pine     Spotted Gum     Strand Bamboo     Sucupira     Sydney Blue Gum     Tarara     Tatajuba     Tauari     Tiete Chestnut     Tiete Rosewood     Tigerwood     Timborana     Walnut     Wenge     Western Red Cedar     White Mahogany     White Oak     Yellow Birch     Zebrawood