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Peroba

Wood Flooring Species

Scientific Name:

Paratecoma peroba

Other Names and Species:

Ipe Peroba
Peroba Branca
Peroba de Campos
White Peroba

Origin:

Coastal Brazil

Appearance:

The sapwood of peroba is white to yellowish, while the heartwood is light olive with a red tinting. The species has an interlocked grain, is fairly lusterous, and is fine in texture.

Properties:

Peroba has a high resistance to decay and is reported to have no odor. Peroba dries easily with little effect on the end product.

Janka Hardness: 1557

As a flooring option, peroba is a hard and durable wood. It is roughly twenty percent harder than red oak, about seven percent harder than hard maple, almost eighty-five percent as hard as hickory or pecan, and close to seventy percent as hard as santos mahogany’s ranking of 2200.

Workability:

Peroba provides little difficulty in working with tools or sawing. Both glue and nails hold well on this species. The wood sands well and polishes nicely.

Principal Uses:

Peroba’s uses include joinery, furniture, veneers, and decks.

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