Jarrah Wood Floor
Color: Heartwood is uniformly pinkish to darkred, often a rich, dark red mahogany hue, turning a deep brownishred with age and exposure; sapwood is pale. Frequent black streakswith occasional ingrown grain.
Grain: Frequently interlocked or wavy. Texture is even and moderately coarse.
Variations Within Species And Grades: Moderate to high color variation.
Hardness/Janka: 1910; (48% harder than Northern red oak).
Dimensional Stability: Below average (11.0; 28% less stable than Northern red oak).
Sawing/Machining: Difficult to work because of high density and irregular grain; carbide tooling recommended.
Sanding: Sands well, but dust can stain fabric and wall treatments.
Nailing: Tends to split tongues. Pre-drilled and hand-nailing may be preferred.
Finishing: Red color can bleed into some finishes, which can be a problem when mixing species.