Cedar is 71% as hard as Red Oak (900 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
- Flooring Trade Name
- Botanical Name
- Lumber Trade Name(s)
Cedar, Eastern Red Cedar
North America, Central America
Cedar has a linear grain with tight knots, it has a fine-grained texture with a satin luster.
Cedar demonstrates a high level of stability, superior to Red Oak.
- Safety/Allergic Reactions
Cedar has been associated with runny nose, sneezy, tearing eyes, headaches, and sore throat.
- Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
Cedar ages from a creamy white sapwood and light reddish or purplish heartwood to a darker red or reddish brown.
- Color Range
Cedar has a white sapwood and red to dark reddish-brown heartwood.