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PRODUCTSBrazilian Koa (Tigerwood)

Brazilian Koa (Tigerwood) Engineered Flooring

Brazilian Koa

Engineered flooring format was designed originally for 1st floor, on slab, concrete applications in 3 states Texas, California and Florida. Then engineered became a great choice for below grade basement applications. In some applications Engineered Exotic wide plank 5" or 5 1/4" specifically is NOT a good choice for dry climate markets like AZ & NV or any markets with 6 month heating seasons. Stability is relative as the environment the flooring goes into must have internal relative humidly over 40 % all 12 months.

Botanical Name: Astronium, spp
Lumber Name: Goncalo Alves
Grows In: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala, Mexico

Tigerwood is a boldly striped species which has an orange/reddish brown background with wide dark brownish black striping, which we liken to the striping found in “vanilla fudge” ice cream.

Color Range:
Tigerwood, as the name suggests, is a species which exhibits a wide range of color/striping. The striping can vary from fine lines to bold “brush strokes”. The background color can range from light tans to darker orange browns.

Color Change:
Tigerwood exhibits a large degree of color change with a pronounced darkening of the background under the stripes from an orangey tan to a deep reddish brown color, which then in turn makes the striping less contrasting and more subtle.

Tigerwood is 170% as hard as red oak (2160 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for red oak).

Product Offerings

Also available in Brazilian Cherry, Santos Mahogany, and Caribbean Heart Pine.

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Brazilian Direct's Engineered Flooring Product Specs

Width 5"
Thickness 1/2"
Length 12"-86" nested, avg. 7'
Edge MB-4 (Micro-bevel 4 sides)
Finish Prefinished, UV cured urethane with ceramic, 30% gloss level +/- 5%
Available Species Amendoim, Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba), Brazilian Teak (Cumaru), Santos Mahogany (Cabreuva), Brazilian Walnut (Ipe), Brazilian Koa (Tigerwood) & Tiete Chestnut (Sucupira)
Formaldehyde Exceeds German E-1 emission specification
Construction Sawn Wear-layer Engineered
Sawn Face (3.0mm)
Sawn Hardwood Core
Sawn Hardwood Back (jointed)
Packaging White corrugated cartons
Weight 2.08 lbs/SF - 31bs/carton
Moisture Content 7% +/- 1%
Manufacturing tolerances Width +/- 0.12 mm
Thickness +/- 0.12 mm

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