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Janka Hardness 2160 (what's this? )
Tigerwood is 171% as hard as Red Oak (2160 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
  • Botanical Name
    Astronium, spp
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    Goncalo Alves , Muiricatiara
  • Origin
    South America
  • Description
    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.
  • Stability
    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.

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