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Janka Hardness 1560 (what's this? )
Afrormosia is 124% as hard as Red Oak (1560 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
  • Botanical Name
    Pericopsis, elata
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    Kokrodua, Assamela
  • Origin
  • Description
    Afrormosia is dense and consistently-colored with a moderately fine texture with a straight to interlocked grain.
  • Stability
    Afrormosia demonstrates a high level of stability, superior to Red Oak.
  • Safety/Allergic Reactions
    Afrormosia has been associated with contact dermatitis and respiratory allergic reactions, so care must be taken when coming in contact with Afrormosia dust.
  • Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
    Afrormosia undergoes a large degree of color change over time with pronounced darkening from a golden tan color when freshly milled, to a uniform medium brown when fully aged. 
  • Color Range
    Afrormosia features a very uniform color range, mostly consisting of a golden tan teak shade.  

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