Color: At first, red-brown or purple-brown with light yellow-brown or purple streaks; after exposure, uniform light brown or yellow-brown.
Grain: Fine texture, interlocked, waxy or oily feel.
Variations Within Species And Grades: Dramatic shading that mellows as the floor matures.
Hardness/Janka: Janka: 3540 (174% harder than Northern red oak.
Dimensional Stability: Average (7.6; 12% more stable than red oak).
Origin: South America