Para Rosewood Hardwood Flooring

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Para Rosewood Hardwood Technical Information for Exotic Hardwood Flooring and Decking, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.

  • Description: Para Rosewood is a very unique wood with purplish brown to bright red coloring as well as prominent striping. Para Rosewood is highly sought after as a result of its unique beauty and incredible variations in tone. Para Rosewood’s rich red and purple tones infuse any room with warmth and distinction.
  • More Info: We specialize in both unfinished hardwood floors and prefinished flooring. Available width are 3", 4" and 5". Please see our product catalog for more information.
  • Other Names: Platymiscium spp, Macacauba, Macaca Wood, Curuatinga Rosewood, Monkeywood, Nambar, Roble Colorado, Vencola, Tarara Colorado
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Para Rosewood Hardwood Scientific Properties and Technical Specifications

  • Janka Hardness: 2,450 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 27,600 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 3,200 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 880
  • Color: Para Rosewood's heartwood tends to be red to purplish-brown, with distinct striping. The sapwood is almost completely white.
  • Photosensitivity: Para Rosewood's coloration is not greatly affected by light exposure.
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 3.5 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 2.7 %
  • Family: Leguminosae
  • Tree Characteristics: The Para Rosewood tree can grow up to 80 feet tall. The trunk's diameter is typically between 28 to 42 inches.
  • Geographic Area: Found chiefly in the region between southern Mexico and the Brazilian Amazon region.
  • Texture: Mostly medium, fine, sometimes coarse
  • Grain: Straight to roey
  • Luster: Medium to high
  • Durability Rating: Rated highly resistant to decay fungi and insects, dry-wood termite resistance is rated as very high.
  • Drying Characteristics: Air dries slowly with slight tendencies towards warping and checking.
  • Working Characteristics: Rated as not difficult to work with, takes a high polish, finishes smoothly.
  • Applications: Furnture, cabinet work, decorative veneer, musical instruments, joinery, specialty items, turnery, flooring
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