Technical species specifications for Peroba Hardwood Flooring from Fantastic Floor – Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.
The Peroba tree is a South American version of one-stop shopping as local caftsmen use the wood for everything. From peroba’s strong, straight-grained stock that resembles oak, they build entire houses–the framing, paneling, millwork, moldings, flooring, and furniture.
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Scientific Name, Other Names:
Paratecoma peroba, Ipe peroba, Peroba branca, Peroba de campos, Peroba manchada, White peroba
As a flooring option, Peroba is a hard and durable woo. It is roughly twenty percent harder than red oak, about seven percent harder than maple, almost eighty-five percent as hard as hickory and close to seventy percent as hard as another exotic hardwood, Santos Mahogany.
Peroba wood is used in a variety of applications including flooring, fine furniture, joinery, decks, food containers, and veneers. Please note, unfinished Peroba Flooring is sold in open, strapped bundles and not sold in boxes. Prefinished Peroba flooring and prefinished Engineered Acacia flooring are sold in boxes. Peroba flooring must be purchased in full bundles or boxes. Box and bundle sizes may vary.
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Tangential Shrinkage:
5.0 %
Radial Shrinkage:
3.0 %
Tree Characteristics:
The tree attains a height of about 130 ft and diameters to 60 in; boles are symmetrical and clear to 90 ft.
Geographic Area:
Peroba trees grow primarily in the Coastal forests of eastern Brazil
The heartwood of the peroba tree is light olive in color with a yellowish, greenish, or reddish hue, sometimes indistinctly striped. Peroba sapwood is white or yellowish.
Raw Peroba wood is fairly lusterous but Peroba hardwood flooring can be found with finishes that range from low matte to high gloss.
Peroba grain is commonly interlocked with a narrow stripe or roey figure.
Peroba has a fine texture. Peroba hardwood flooring can be finished to provide a surface that is smooth or handscraped to appeal to a variety of tastes and styles.
Drying Characteristics:
Peroba wood is reported to dry readily with little effect on the end product. It is best to acclimate engineered Peroba flooring for 1 week and solid Peroba flooring for 2 weeks prior to installation.
Working Characteristics:
Peroba provides little difficulty in working with tools or sawing. Both glue and nails hold well on this species. Peroba sands well and polishes nicely. It is important to keep the relative humidity levels in the home between 35% and 50% for the health and longevity of the Peroba Hardwood flooring.
Durability Rating:
Peroba has a high resistance to decay and is reported to have no oder.