Peroba

Peroba Flooring SpeciesScientific 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 colored 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 good and polishes nicely.

Principal Uses:
Peroba's uses include flooring, joinery, furniture, veneer, and decks.

 

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