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Brazilian Teak

Brazilian Teak

Janka Hardness 3540 (what's this? )
Teak (Brazilian) is 281% as hard as Red Oak (3540 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
    Teak (Brazilian)
  • Botanical Name
    Dipteryx, odorata
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    Cumaru, Almendrillo
  • Origin
    South America, Central America
  • Description
    Teak (Brazilian) is dense and features an attractive range of medium to dark colors with occasional black stripes.
  • Stability
    Teak (Brazilian) demonstrates a low level of stability, inferior to Red Oak.
  • Safety/Allergic Reactions
    Teak (Brazilian) has been associated with contact dermatitis allergic reactions. Care should be taken when exposed to the dust.
  • Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
    Teak (Brazilian) color range will slightly mute over time into a more uniform color in the range offered.
  • Color Range
    Teak (Brazilian) features medium range of coloring from tan brownish tones to dark reddish browns.

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