Santos Mahogany Hardwood Flooring

Technical species specifications for Santos Mahogany from StoneWood Design Center

  • Santos Mahogany Flooring
  • Stone Wood Design Center - Technical Information

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  • Scientific Name, Other Names: Myroxylon balsamum, Cabreuva, Balsamito, Cabore, Caboriba, Bosnian Pine, Incensio, Quina, Tache
  • Description: Santos Mahogany is one of the most coveted exotic hardwoods in the world. Its beautiful reddish brown to deep red color remains constant over time, and its tight grain serves as an exquisite accompaniment to the rich colors with its fine, distinctive strokes. Like many Brazilian exotics, Santos Mahogany offers not only a beautiful visual appearance but astounding durability as well. For longevity and amazing looks, Santos Mahogany is tough to beat.
  • Janka Hardness: 2,200 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 25,400 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 2,060 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 900
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 6.5 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 4.2 %
  • About: We specialize in both unfinished hardwood floors and prefinished flooring. Available width are 3", 4" and 5". Please see our product catalog for more information.
  • Family: Leguminosae
  • Tree Characteristics: The Santos Mahogany tree can grow up to 100 feet in height, though usually averages 50-67 feet. It's diameter is 18 - 36 inches in diameter.
  • Geographic Area: From southern Mexico down through Central America and into Argentina.
  • Color: Reddish-brown heartwood that becomes dark red, sometimes with accompanying purple tones. White sapwood.
  • Photosensitivity: Mostly unaffected by light exposure.
  • Luster: Medium to high
  • Grain: Interlocked
  • Texture: Medium
  • Drying Characteristics: Low shrinkage rate when drying.
  • Working Characteristics: Rated as moderately difficult to work with, finishes smoothly.
  • Durability Rating: Rated as highly resistant to decay and fungi.
  • Applications: Flooring, furniture, railroad crossties, turnery, interior trim.
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