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Dan Cosgrove in Quakertown, PA on Houzz
PRODUCTSBrazilian Cherry (Jatoba)

Brazilian Cherry Engineered Flooring


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Engineered flooring format was designed originally for 1st floor, on slab, concrete applications in 3 states Texas, California and Florida. Then engineered became a great choice for below grade basement applications. In some applications Engineered Exotic wide plank 5" or 5 1/4" specifically is NOT a good choice for dry climate markets like AZ & NV or any markets with 6 month heating seasons. Stability is relative as the environment the flooring goes into must have internal relative humidly over 40 % all 12 months.

General Characteristics

The species Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba) is the most popular hardwood flooring import from Brazil to the USA. Brazilian Cherry, known for its hardness and durability, this exotic hardwood is a great choice in both residential and commercial installations.

Brazilian Cherry from South America has a brownish-red color. It darkens from a tan/salmon color to a deep, reddish brown and is 182% as hard as domestic Red Oak. On the Janka Hardness scale, Brazilian Cherry ranks 2350 vs. 1290 for Red Oak.

Brazilian Cherry is an extremely heavy wood; hard to cut, variable heartwood regarding color, from light brown to pink, to reddish brown, with some intense shadowing. Thick sapwood, notably differentiated, white slightly yellowed, uniform medium texture, regular to irregular grain of wood, rough and of poor shine surface; imperceptible scent and taste.

Quick Facts


Also available in Santos Mahogany, Tigerwood, and Caribbean Heart Pine.

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Brazilian Direct's Engineered Flooring Product Specs

Widths 3 1/4", 5", or 7"
Thickness 12.0mm
Length 1'-12' nested, avg. 7'
Edge MB-4 (Micro-bevel 4 sides)
Finish Unifished and Prefinished, UV cured urethane with ceramic, 30% gloss level +/- 5%
Available Species Caribbean Heart Pine, Jatoba (Brazilian Cherry), Tigerwood (Brazilian Koa), and Brazilian Walnut (Ipe)
Formaldehyde Exceeds German E-1 emission specification
Construction Sawn Wear-layer Engineered
Peeled veneer
Sawn Hardwood Core
Sawn Hardwood Back (jointed)
Packaging White corrugated cartons
6 layers per carton 56 cartons per pallet
1.672 M2/carton 18 SF/carton
93.643 M2/pallet 1008 SF/pallet
Packaging meets ISPM publication 15 requirements
Weight 2.08 lbs/SF - 37.5lbs/carton - 2,100 lbs/pallet
Moisture Content 7% +/- 1%
Manufacturing tolerances Width +/- 0.12 mm
Thickness +/- 0.12 mm

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