Product Spotlight: Guajuvira Hardwood - Brazilian Hickory

By Suzanne Hendrix, 01/03/13

Welcome back to , the most in-depth hardwood species blog series on the web. This week's spotlight shines on one of the most unique and visually stunning exotics in the world: Guajuvira!

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Guajuvira hardwood flooring, which is also commonly referred to as Brazilian Hickory, Brazilian Pecan, and Macchiato Pecan, is a stunning variegated species that grows throughout Paraguay, Bolivia, Uruguay, Argentina, and parts of Brazil. The color of the wood is a yellowish-creamy white with various shades of brown intermixed with olive undertones and occasional black striping. The grain of Guajuvira is fairly straight with a vibrant irregular pattern and a fine texture. The species has a hardness rating of 3540, which is almost twice as hard as North American Hickory. The wood also has a moderate stability rating very similar to Brazilian Cherry.

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Admittedly, Brazilian Hickory is a little wild visually, but it’s also very unique & very beautiful. In many instances a species like this will get pigeon-holed into a rustic classification, which it’s definitely suited for, but that only limits its potential. Guajuvira hardwood flooring, in our opinion, will look just as dramatic in a contemporary high-end condominium or suburban home as it will in any mountain lodge.

Nova USA imports Guajuvira/Brazilian Hickory in a 3/4" x 5” width. The product is Clear grade with 1’-7’ lengths and is only available Prefinished.

If you have any questions regarding this species, or any of our other products, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

By Suzanne Hendrix, 01/03/13


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