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Brazilian Cherry

 Botanical name: Hymenaea courbaril. Grows in: South America, MexicoHardness/Janka:Janka Hardness: 2820

General Characteristics: Heartwood is salmon red to orange brown when fresh, becoming russet to reddish brown when seasoned; often marked with dark streaks. Sapwood is usually wide; white, gray, or pinkish. Texture is medium to rather coarse; grain mostly interlocked; golden luster; without distinctive odor or taste.

Working Properties: The wood is moderately difficult to saw and machine largely because of its high density, but except in planing it can be machined to a smooth surface. The wood is somewhat difficult to plane because of the interlocked grain. It is easy to glue and finish satisfactorily; steam-bending properties comparable to white oak.

Durability: Laboratory evaluations rate the wood very resistant to brown-rot and white-rot fungi; actual field exposure trials also rate the wood as very durable. Heartwood is also rated very resistant to dry-wood termites; little resistance to marine borers.

Preservation: Heartwood is not treatable using open-tank or pressure-vacuum systems. Sapwood, however, is responsive.

Uses: Flooring, tool handles and other applications where good shock resistance is needed, steam-bent parts, flooring, turnery, furniture and cabinet work, railroad crossties tree-nails, gear cogs, wheel rims, and other specialty items. Tree exudes a rosin-like gum known commercially as South American copal. Seed pods contain an edible pulp.

Trusted Brands:

1) Mae Terra: The Mae Terra Flooring Collection represents the best of what consumers expect from hardwood flooring manufactured in Brazil. For almost 50 years, they have taken great pride in producing the highest quality hardwood flooring in Brazil. This is accomplished by: Only sourcing lumber from reliable and legal sources; Maintaining a third party Certification, Verifying their sourcing and procedures are proper; Continuing to invest in technology that allows us a high level of consistency in our production; Leverage their size to make sure they have all the species desired by consumers available for production;

2) Indusparquet: Over 40 years of sustained growth has positioned Indusparquet as the worldwide leader in the production of premium hardwood flooring. With three manufacturing plants in Brazil, distribution centers around the world, and work force of over 500-plus, Indusparquet exports to all five continents and over twenty-five countries. Its floors are featured in some of the worlds most respected settings.

Indusparquet branded products reflect a company who has built its heritage on product quality and style leadership. Every square foot is crafted from the absolute best manufacturing technology. Technology that transforms quality hardwoods and innovative style leadership into stunning floor fashion statements.

3) Triangulo: TRIÂNGULO® Exotic Hardwoods utilizes the highest quality engineering process in the industry. Each of the under layers of real wood (or plies) is glued under pressure in different directions for strength and durability. This cross-ply construction results in a product this is more stable than solid hardwood flooring. The stability of Triangulo hardwood flooring refers to susceptibility to shrinkage and expansion caused by environmental conditions. It is this additional stability that allows for Triangulo engineered hardwoods to be installed over a mature concrete slab and may be installed in multiple applications; unlike solid wood floors.

4) Nature Exotic Hardwood Flooring and Hawa Exotic Hardwood Flooring