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Bloodwood Wood Floor

Bloodwood Flooring Room Scene Bloodwood Scientific Name: Brosimum rubescens

Other Names and Species: Cardinal wood, Conduru, Muirapiranga, Satine rubane, Satine rouge, Satinjout

Origin: South America (Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname)

Appearance: The heartwood of this species varies from a grayish red to a deep, rich crimson. The texture of bloodwood is exceedingly fine and smooth, almost silky, and the grain can range from straight to variable. This wood is quite lustrous and may have variegated red and yellow stripes. Untreated, bloodwood ages to a deep brown color, unless lacquer is applied to extend aging in order to help preserve the distinctive red color of the wood.

Properties: Bloodwood is durable and has high crushing and bending strength. While it possesses characteristics of medium stiffness and resistance to shock, it does tend to splinter. This wood is very resistant to decay and insects; these resistant properties may contribute to a possible allergic response to the dust.

Hardness (Janka): 2900; just over 124% harder than red oak.

Workability Despite being hard and tough, bloodwood works easily with both hand and power tools.

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Lebanon Plaza, 1271 Route 22 East
P.O. Box 690, Lebanon, NJ 08833
Hunterdon County, Central New Jersey