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European Beech

European Beech

Janka Hardness 1300 (what's this? )
Beech (European) is 103% as hard as Red Oak (1300 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
    Beech (European)
  • Botanical Name
    Fagus, slyvatica
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    European Beech
  • Origin
  • Description
    Beech (European) features fine graining and small rays in an attractive range of shades.
  • Stability
    Beech (European) demonstrates a low level of stability, inferior to Red Oak.
  • Safety/Allergic Reactions
    No information available at this time
  • Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
    Beech (European) undergoes a medium degree of color change with a slight muting of the orange tan colors and an ambering in color over time.
  • Color Range
    Beech (European) that is steamed has a pink tan color; Beech (European) that is unsteamed has a blond tan color. Each type has a medium color range with overtones of pink and orange.

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