New Jersey's Leading Wood Flooring Center

1271 Route 22 East, Lebanon, NJ 08833

Merbau Wood Floor

Merbau Flooring Room Scene

Color: Heartwood is yellowish to orange-brown when freshly cut, turning brown or dark red-brown upon exposure.

Grain: Straight to interlocked or wavy; coarse texture.

Variations within species and grades: Moderate to high variation in color.

Hardness (Janka): 1925; 49% harder than Northern red oak.

Dimensional Stability: Excellent (change coefficient .00158; 57% more stable than red oak). However, actual installations have demonstrated significant movement in use.

Durability: Strength is comparable to hickory, but density is somewhat lower.

Sawing/Machining: Sawing is difficult; wood gums saw teeth and dulls cutting edges; carbide tooling recommended.

Sanding: Sands satisfactorily.

Nailing: Good holding ability.

Finishing: Wood stains black in contact with ferrous metals or moisture.

Comments: High resistance to termites.

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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