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Wood Flooring Species
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The sapwood of movingui ranges from white to straw-colored, while the heartwood is golden-yellow to orangish-brown. The species has a slightly interlocked ribbon-featured grain and is medium to fine in texture.
Movingui is moderately resistant to termites and dries with very little degrade.
Janka Hardness: 1230
As a flooring option, movingui is a good choice for its hardness. It is nearly identical in hardness to yellow birch, ninety-five percent as hard as red oak, roughly eighty-five percent as hard as hard maple, and about two-thirds as hard as either hickory or pecan.
Movingui is relatively easy to cut. The wood has only a slight tendency to split under nailing, but pre-boring is suggested. Glue holds well with movingui flooring. This species is reported to take a good stain and polish.
Some of movingui’s uses include ceilings, veneers, furniture, and stairworks.