Bubinga Wood Floor
Color: Pink, red or red/brown with purple streaks or veins; changes from pinkish rose when freshly milled to burgundy red when aged.
Grain: Fine; straight or interlocked, can be highly figured.
Variations Within Species and Grades: Quarter-sawn exhibits flame figure; flat-sawn has rosewood graining.
Hardness/Janka: 2690; (109% harder than Northern red oak)
Dimensional Stability: Average (8.4; 2% more stable than Northern red oak.
Sawing/Machining: Saws and planes well.
Sanding: Sands satisfactorily if correct sanding sequence is followed.
Nailing: Tends to split tongues. Pre-drilled and hand-nailing may be preferred.
Finishing: Test all products before using them on actual floor. Oil-modified finishes will require a lengthy dry time.
Comments: Origin: Africa