Tigerwood is a native wood of Brazil and comes from managed forests. It has a wide range of coloring and striping. The striping will vary from fine lines to very bold strokes. It is a boldly striped species which has an orangish/reddish brown background with wide dark brownish black striping. The sapwood of Tigerwood is a brownish white to dirty gray colour, while the heartwood is reddish brown to light golden brown. The species has a very unique wavy, interlocked, irregular grain. It is a very durable and unique floor. It richens in color once exposed to sunlight. Tigerwood will become darker with age and exposure, making the contrast between background and stripes less noticeable, but no less visually inspiring
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- Very dense and heavy
- Resists denting and traffic wear very well
- Suitable for high-traffic areas
- One of the most unique floors available
- Photosensitive-deepens and richens over time
- Can be installed on or above grade
Grain: Boldly striped, tight, textured grain in broad strokes of brownish black.
Hardness: 1850 on the Janka hardness scale, making it one of the hardest hardwood ﬂooring types available.
Durability: Very hard and dense.
Widths: Available in solid planks only 2 ¼”, 3 ¼”, 4”, 5”.
Weight: 3.4 lbs per sq.ft.
Available in: Square-Edge and Bevel-Edge
In its natural state, Tigerwood shows very pronounced color variation when exposed to intense light. This ﬂooring will have extensive color variation. It is graded differently than most other species. Average board length is 38”.