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Janka Hardness 1000 (what's this? )
Teak (True) is 79% as hard as Red Oak (1000 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
    Teak (Burma)
  • Botanical Name
    Tectona, grandis
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    Burmese Teak, True Teak
  • Origin
  • Description
    Teak (True) usually has a wavy or straight grain, with a coarse texture and a dull luster.
  • Stability
    Teak (True) demonstrates a high level of stability, superior to Red Oak.
  • Safety/Allergic Reactions
    Teak (True) 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)
    Teak (True) undergoes an extreme degree of color change with pronounced color change from the highly variegated coloring found in material fresh sanded which then darkens to a golden brown with substantial muting of the initial color range over time.
  • Color Range
    Teak (True) has a wide color range, from light yellows to striped orange browns, all aging into medium brown tones.

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