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1271 Route 22 East, Lebanon, NJ 08833

Bubinga Wood Floor

Bubinga Flooring Room Scene 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

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