Brazilian Teak Wood Floor
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): 3540; 174% harder than Northern red oak.
Sawing/Machining: Works well, but is very hard - use carbide blades and bits.
Nailing: Pre-drilling and hand-nailing are preferred.
Finishing: Moisture-cure urethane, conversion varnish and waterborne finishes are generally more successful with this species.