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ASH

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(Hard/Sugar) (Acer saccharum) Pros: Great light colored wood with a thigh hard grain. Very suitable for high traffic areas.
Cons: Significant expansion and contraction with seasonal changes. Does not except stain well.
Color: Heartwood is creamy white to light reddish brown; Sapwood is pale to creamy white.
Grain: Closed, subdued grain, with medium figuring and uniform grain texture. Occasionally shows quilted, fiddle back, curly or bird's-eye figuring. Figured boards often culled during grading and sold at a premium.
Availability: Commodity item; figured grains limited.
Hardness: 12% harder than Northern red oak.
Durability: Dense, strong, tough, stiff, often used in bowling alleys and sports floors.
Workability:
Sawing: Density makes it difficult
Nailing: good, fair resistance to splitting
Sanding: satisfactorily
Finishing: Good in natural finish, DOES NOT stain uniformly.





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BEECH

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(Fagus grandifolia) Pros: Beautiful floor with a tight grain can be confused with maple or birch. Very durable.
Cons: Boards can vary in color and also include mineral streaks which results in dark sections in the wood.
Color: Reddish brown heartwood, with pale white sapwood.
Grain: Mostly closed, straight grain, uniform texture. Coarser than European beech.
Availability: Limited.
Hardness: Slightly harder than Northern red oak.
Durability: Elastic, hard; excellent shock resistance. Wears wells, stays smooth when subjected to friction - popular for factory floors.
Workability:
Sawing: Good with machine tools, difficult to work with hand tools.
Nailing: Good holding ability, has tendency to split.
Sanding: Satisfactorily finishing: No known problems





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BIRCH

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(Fagus grandifolia) Pros: Beautiful floor with a tight grain can be confused with maple or birch. Very durable.
Cons: Boards can vary in color and also include mineral streaks which results in dark sections in the wood.
Color: Reddish brown heartwood, with pale white sapwood.
Grain: Mostly closed, straight grain, uniform texture. Coarser than European beech.
Availability: Limited.
Hardness: Slightly harder than Northern red oak.
Durability: Elastic, hard; excellent shock resistance. Wears wells, stays smooth when subjected to friction - popular for factory floors.
Workability:
Sawing: Good with machine tools, difficult to work with hand tools.
Nailing: Good holding ability, has tendency to split.
Sanding: Satisfactorily finishing: No known problems





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DOUGLAS FIR

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(Santos) (Myroxylon balsamum) Pros: Very durable flooring, with a nice reddish coloring. Good value for your money Cons: Can have color variations from board to board.
Color: Dark reddish brown
Grain: Striped figuring in quarter-sawn selections; texture is even and very fine.
Availability: Moderately
Hardness: Much harder than Northern red oak.
Durability: Excellent
Workability:
Sawing: Moderately difficult to work due to high density, carbide tooling recommended
Nailing: Good
Sanding: Well
Finishing: No known problems.





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HEART PINE - ANTIQUE

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(Panga-panga, Millettia spp.) Pros: Great for feature strips.
Cons: Limited availability and expensive.
Color: Heartwood is yellow-brown when freshly cut,, turning dark brown to almost black with alternate layers of light and dark. Sapwood is yellowish-white and clearly demarcated from heartwood.
Grain: Straight when quartered; coarse texture.
Availability: Limited
Hardness: Quite a bit harder than Northern red oak.
Durability: average.
Workability:
Sawing: Difficult, carbide tooling recommended.
Nailing: Good
Sanding: Satisfactorily
Finishing: Some solvent-based stains do not dry well.





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MAPLE

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(Hard/Sugar) (Acer saccharum) Pros: Great light colored wood with a thigh hard grain. Very suitable for high traffic areas.
Cons: Significant expansion and contraction with seasonal changes. Does not except stain well.
Color: Heartwood is creamy white to light reddish brown; Sapwood is pale to creamy white.
Grain: Closed, subdued grain, with medium figuring and uniform grain texture. Occasionally shows quilted, fiddle back, curly or bird's-eye figuring. Figured boards often culled during grading and sold at a premium.
Availability: Commodity item; figured grains limited.
Hardness: 12% harder than Northern red oak.
Durability: Dense, strong, tough, stiff, often used in bowling alleys and sports floors.
Workability:
Sawing: Density makes it difficult
Nailing: good, fair resistance to splitting
Sanding: satisfactorily
Finishing: Good in natural finish, DOES NOT stain uniformly.





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OAK (RED)

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(Panga-panga, Millettia spp.) Pros: Great for feature strips.
Cons: Limited availability and expensive.
Color: Heartwood is yellow-brown when freshly cut,, turning dark brown to almost black with alternate layers of light and dark. Sapwood is yellowish-white and clearly demarcated from heartwood.
Grain: Straight when quartered; coarse texture.
Availability: Limited
Hardness: Quite a bit harder than Northern red oak.
Durability: average.
Workability:
Sawing: Difficult, carbide tooling recommended.
Nailing: Good
Sanding: Satisfactorily
Finishing: Some solvent-based stains do not dry well.





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OAK (WHITE)

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(White) (Quercus alba) Pros: The best value for your money. Very hard and durable also can be stained in a multiple of colors.
Cons: Slightly dark in coloring, can have large contrast in color from board to board especially in the lower grades.
Color: Heartwood is light brown; some boards may have a pinkish tint or a slight grayish cast. Sapwood is white to cream.
Grain: Open, with longer rays than red oak. Occasional crotches, swirls and burls. Plainsawn boards have a plumed or flared grain appearance; riftsawn has a tighter grain pattern, low figuring; quartersawn has a flake pattern, sometimes called tiger oak, tiger rays, or butterflies.
Availability: Commodity item, available in ALL types, styles and sizes of flooring.
Hardness: Slightly harder than Northern red oak.
Durability: More durable than red oak. Tannic acid in the wood protects it from fungi and insects.
Workability:
Sawing: good
Nailing: good
Sanding: satisfactory
Finishing: Absorbs finishes more evenly than red oak. Does NOT bleach well.





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WALNUT

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(White) (Quercus alba) Pros: The best value for your money. Very hard and durable also can be stained in a multiple of colors.
Cons: Slightly dark in coloring, can have large contrast in color from board to board especially in the lower grades.
Color: Heartwood is light brown; some boards may have a pinkish tint or a slight grayish cast. Sapwood is white to cream.
Grain: Open, with longer rays than red oak. Occasional crotches, swirls and burls. Plainsawn boards have a plumed or flared grain appearance; riftsawn has a tighter grain pattern, low figuring; quartersawn has a flake pattern, sometimes called tiger oak, tiger rays, or butterflies.
Availability: Commodity item, available in ALL types, styles and sizes of flooring.
Hardness: Slightly harder than Northern red oak.
Durability: More durable than red oak. Tannic acid in the wood protects it from fungi and insects.
Workability:
Sawing: good
Nailing: good
Sanding: satisfactory
Finishing: Absorbs finishes more evenly than red oak. Does NOT bleach well.





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PINE

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(Panga-panga, Millettia spp.) Pros: Great for feature strips.
Cons: Limited availability and expensive.
Color: Heartwood is yellow-brown when freshly cut,, turning dark brown to almost black with alternate layers of light and dark. Sapwood is yellowish-white and clearly demarcated from heartwood.
Grain: Straight when quartered; coarse texture.
Availability: Limited
Hardness: Quite a bit harder than Northern red oak.
Durability: average.
Workability:
Sawing: Difficult, carbide tooling recommended.
Nailing: Good
Sanding: Satisfactorily
Finishing: Some solvent-based stains do not dry well.





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OAK

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(Hard/Sugar) (Acer saccharum) Pros: Great light colored wood with a thigh hard grain. Very suitable for high traffic areas.
Cons: Significant expansion and contraction with seasonal changes. Does not except stain well.
Color: Heartwood is creamy white to light reddish brown; Sapwood is pale to creamy white.
Grain: Closed, subdued grain, with medium figuring and uniform grain texture. Occasionally shows quilted, fiddle back, curly or bird's-eye figuring. Figured boards often culled during grading and sold at a premium.
Availability: Commodity item; figured grains limited.
Hardness: 12% harder than Northern red oak.
Durability: Dense, strong, tough, stiff, often used in bowling alleys and sports floors.
Workability:
Sawing: Density makes it difficult
Nailing: good, fair resistance to splitting
Sanding: satisfactorily
Finishing: Good in natural finish, DOES NOT stain uniformly.





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AUSTRALIAN CYPRESS

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(White) (Quercus alba) Pros: The best value for your money. Very hard and durable also can be stained in a multiple of colors.
Cons: Slightly dark in coloring, can have large contrast in color from board to board especially in the lower grades.
Color: Heartwood is light brown; some boards may have a pinkish tint or a slight grayish cast. Sapwood is white to cream.
Grain: Open, with longer rays than red oak. Occasional crotches, swirls and burls. Plainsawn boards have a plumed or flared grain appearance; riftsawn has a tighter grain pattern, low figuring; quartersawn has a flake pattern, sometimes called tiger oak, tiger rays, or butterflies.
Availability: Commodity item, available in ALL types, styles and sizes of flooring.
Hardness: Slightly harder than Northern red oak.
Durability: More durable than red oak. Tannic acid in the wood protects it from fungi and insects.
Workability:
Sawing: good
Nailing: good
Sanding: satisfactory
Finishing: Absorbs finishes more evenly than red oak. Does NOT bleach well.





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MAHOGANY

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(Santos) (Myroxylon balsamum) Pros: Very durable flooring, with a nice reddish coloring. Good value for your money Cons: Can have color variations from board to board.
Color: Dark reddish brown
Grain: Striped figuring in quarter-sawn selections; texture is even and very fine.
Availability: Moderately
Hardness: Much harder than Northern red oak.
Durability: Excellent
Workability:
Sawing: Moderately difficult to work due to high density, carbide tooling recommended
Nailing: Good
Sanding: Well
Finishing: No known problems.





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PURPLEHEART

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(Panga-panga, Millettia spp.) Pros: Great for feature strips.
Cons: Limited availability and expensive.
Color: Heartwood is yellow-brown when freshly cut,, turning dark brown to almost black with alternate layers of light and dark. Sapwood is yellowish-white and clearly demarcated from heartwood.
Grain: Straight when quartered; coarse texture.
Availability: Limited
Hardness: Quite a bit harder than Northern red oak.
Durability: average.
Workability:
Sawing: Difficult, carbide tooling recommended.
Nailing: Good
Sanding: Satisfactorily
Finishing: Some solvent-based stains do not dry well.





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TEAK

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(Fagus grandifolia) Pros: Beautiful floor with a tight grain can be confused with maple or birch. Very durable.
Cons: Boards can vary in color and also include mineral streaks which results in dark sections in the wood.
Color: Reddish brown heartwood, with pale white sapwood.
Grain: Mostly closed, straight grain, uniform texture. Coarser than European beech.
Availability: Limited.
Hardness: Slightly harder than Northern red oak.
Durability: Elastic, hard; excellent shock resistance. Wears wells, stays smooth when subjected to friction - popular for factory floors.
Workability:
Sawing: Good with machine tools, difficult to work with hand tools.
Nailing: Good holding ability, has tendency to split.
Sanding: Satisfactorily finishing: No known problems





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WENGE

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(Panga-panga, Millettia spp.) Pros: Great for feature strips.
Cons: Limited availability and expensive.
Color: Heartwood is yellow-brown when freshly cut,, turning dark brown to almost black with alternate layers of light and dark. Sapwood is yellowish-white and clearly demarcated from heartwood.
Grain: Straight when quartered; coarse texture.
Availability: Limited
Hardness: Quite a bit harder than Northern red oak.
Durability: average.
Workability:
Sawing: Difficult, carbide tooling recommended.
Nailing: Good
Sanding: Satisfactorily
Finishing: Some solvent-based stains do not dry well.





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JANKA