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Caribbean Rosewood

Caribbean Rosewood

Janka Hardness 2300 (what's this? )
Rosewood (Caribbean) is 183% as hard as Red Oak (2300 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
    Rosewood (Caribbean)
  • Botanical Name
    Metopium, browneii
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    Chechen, Poison Wood
  • Origin
    North America, Central America
  • Description
    Rosewood (Caribbean) is known for its unique beauty highlighted by exotic coloring and fine graining.
  • Stability
    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.

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