Hevea

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.
Description
Hevea (also know as Rubberwood) 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 after they no longer produce rubber. Rubberwood flooring is known for its exceptional stability after being kiln dried, having less movement due to changes in humidity and moisture than a lot of other hardwoods. If you are looking for beautiful plantation hardwood, look no further!
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Scientific Name, Other Names:
Rubberwood, Plantation Hardwood, Para Rubbertree, Sharinga tree, Arbol de caucho, Sibi-sibi, Mapalapa, Seringuera, Capi, Jeve
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 years.
Applications:
Furniture, flooring, toys, and kitchen accessories.
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Density (KG/m3):
595
Tangential Shrinkage:
5.1 %
Radial Shrinkage:
2.3 %
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, but 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. Hevea glues, stains, and finishes well.
Durability Rating:
The timber is perishable and stains readily. It is also highly susceptible to borer and termite attack as well as powder-post beetles.
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