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Janka Hardness 1710 (what's this? )
Kempas is 136% as hard as Red Oak (1710 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
  • Botanical Name
    Koompassia, malaccensis
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
  • Origin
  • Description
    Kempas is fairly lustrous, with a coarse texture. Its grain can be interlocked or spiraled.
  • Stability
    Kempas demonstrates a low level of stability, inferior to Red Oak.
  • Safety/Allergic Reactions
    No information available at this time
  • Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
    Kempas undergoes a medium degree of muting of the color range over time and a slight darkening to a medium reddish color. 
  • Color Range
    Kempas offers pale white to yellow sapwood with heartwood ranging from orange-red to reddish-brown.

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