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Peruvian Walnut Wood Floor

Peruvian Walnut Flooring Room Scene 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.

Family: Juglandaceae

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.

Luster: High

Grain: Straight to irregular

Texture: Coarse

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.

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