Peruvian Walnut Wood Floor
Scientific Name, Other Names: Juglans neotropica, Nogal, Tropical walnut, Nogal silvestre, Tocte, Nuez meca, Nogal blanco
Description: Peruvian Walnut flooring, also known as Nogal, is a striking specie originating from Central and South America. With dark brown tones and purplish tint, Peruvian Walnut hardwood brings warmth and distinction to any space. These colors are accentuated by the wood's high luster. Peruvian Walnut floors are an increasingly popular choice for exotic looks and distinctive graining. A Peruvian Walnut floor differs from a North American Walnut floor by being more uniformly colored.
Tree Characteristics: The Peruvian Walnut tree can grow up to 60 feet high with a diameter up to 36 inches.
Geographic Area: Southern Mexico, Central America, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, and Argentina.
Color: Dark brown heartwood, sometimes with purple tones. White sapwood.
Janka Hardness: 1010;
Strength (MOR): 9,100 psi
Stiffness (MOE): 1,020 1000 psi
Density (KG/cubic meter): 610
Tangential Shrinkage: 5.5 %
Radial Shrinkage: 2.8 %
Photosensitivity: Will darken over time.
Grain: Straight to irregular
Drying Characteristics: Dries slowly, due to persistent wet zones.
Working Characteristics: Works well, cuts clean for both hand and machine tools, peels and slices well.
Durability Rating: Rated as resistant to powder post beetles, but susceptible to other insect attack. Rated as somewhat durable.
Applications: Flooring, furniture, cabinetry, decorative veneers.