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Brazilian Maple

Brazilian Maple

Janka Hardness 1500 (what's this? )
Maple (Brazilian) is 119% as hard as Red Oak (1500 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
    Maple-Brazilian (Patagonian)
  • Botanical Name
    Balfourodendron, riedelianum
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    Guatambu, Pau Marfin
  • Origin
    South America
  • Description
    Maple (Brazilian) is dense, straight-grained, and finely textured with distinctive curl markings that appear at varying angles.
  • Stability
    Maple (Brazilian) demonstrates an average level of stability, similar to Red Oak.
  • Safety/Allergic Reactions
    No information available at this time
  • Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
    Maple (Brazilian), also known as Patagonian Maple, undergoes a medium degree of color change, with a slight ambering over time to a more golden cream color and with a muting of the color range found when freshly sanded.
  • Color Range
    Maple (Brazilian) ranges in tone from pale to yellowish cream, with darker tan and brown in the heartwood. 

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