Chestnut is 42% as hard as Red Oak 540 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
- Flooring Trade Name
- Botanical Name
Castanea, sativa (according to countyfloors.com)
- Lumber Trade Name(s)
Chestnut has a coarse texture and features a straight or sometimes spiraled grain.
Chestnut demonstrates a high level of stability, superior to Red Oak.
- Safety/Allergic Reactions
Chestnut has been associated with respiratory allergic reactions, so care must be taken when coming into contact with European Chestnut dust.
- Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
Chestnut changes over time to a medium tan brown color.
- Color Range
Chestnut wood ranges from cream to tan with graining similar to ash and darker knots.