Rosewood (Caribbean) is 183% as hard as Red Oak (2300 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
- Flooring Trade Name
- Botanical Name
- Lumber Trade Name(s)
Chechen, Poison Wood
North America, Central America
Rosewood (Caribbean) is known for its unique beauty highlighted by exotic coloring and fine graining.
Roesewood (Caribbean) demonstrates an average level of stability, similar to Red Oak.
- Safety/Allergic Reactions
Rosewood (Caribbean) has been associated with contact dermatitis and respiratory reactions when coming into contact with the dust. Care must be taken when cutting or sanding this wood.
- Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
Rosewood (Caribbean) exhibits a medium degree of color change, with the muting of the color variation and some darkening over time.
- Color Range
Rosewood (Caribbean) offers a wide range of colors from cream swirls to gold orange highlights and black striping over a medium brown background.