Tigerwood is 171% as hard as Red Oak (2160 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
- Flooring Trade Name
- Botanical Name
- Lumber Trade Name(s)
Goncalo Alves , Muiricatiara
Tigerwood is known for its bold striping and coloring, sometimes resembling tiger stripes. It has a wavy or interlocked irregular grain with a medium to dull luster and a fine texture.
Tigerwood demonstrates an average level of stability, similar to Red Oak.
- Safety/Allergic Reactions
Tigerwood has been associated with contact dermatitis. Care should be taken when exposed to the dust.
- Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
Tigerwood is photo-sensitive and will deepen in color over time.
- Color Range
Tigerwood features a wide range of color and striping, with thin to thick stripes on backgrounds ranging from light tan to darker orange brown shades.