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Brazilian Walnut (IPE)

Category: Hardwood Flooring

Product Type: Brazilian Walnut (IPE)

Product Information & Description: Brazilian Walnut is olive brown to blackish, often with lighter or darker striping. Fine to medium texture with medium luster. Grain straight to very irregular. Difficult to work and glue. Fine dust may cause dermatitis.

Gluing: Gluing Difficult (check compatibility with varnish manufacture)

Density: 970KG/M3 6% / Moisture 1300 KG/M3 GOS

Janka Hardness: 3680 pounds-force

Hardness and Durability: Probably the most important strength property for wood used in flooring application it is side hardness, also known as Janka hardness. Side hardness represents the resistance of wood to wear, denting and marring. It is measured by load required to embed a 0.444-inch steel ball to one-half its diameter in the wood. Janka Hardness rating are generally based on an average of test on both tangential and radial ( plainsawn and quartersawn) sample.