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Bolivian Tigerwood Wood Floor Appearance:

Specie Names Botanical Name: Astronium, spp. Lumber Name(s): Goncalo Alves. Grown in: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala, Mexico.

Appearance: The sapwood of tigerwood is brownish-white to dirty gray, while the heartwood is reddish-brown to light golden-brown in color. The species has a mottled, wavy or interlocked, irregular grain. Tigerwood has a medium to dull luster and is fine in texture.

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.

Properties

Tigerwood is a highly durable wood with a high resistance to beetle attack. The wood remains dimensionally stable and is reported to have no odor. Tigerwood is time consuming to dry properly while preventing degrade.

Hardness (Janka): 1850 As a flooring option, tigerwood is one of the harder and more durable woods. It a little over 27% harder than hard maple.

Workability: Tigerwood is difficult to saw properly and requires carbide-tipped blades. Pre-boring is suggested yet the wood holds nails well once applied. Glue holds well, but presetting is suggested with tigerwood flooring. Tigerwood takes polishing very easily.

Where to Use: Tigerwood may be used residentially or commercially wherever the bold look of contrasting striping is desired.

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