Thursday, April 4, 2013

Fantastic Floor Presents: Morado

Welcome back to Fantastic Floor Presents, the best hardwood spotlight series on the web! Last month we took a look at African Cedar, one of our lesser-known hardwood varieties. This month we're featuring a South American beauty that has a wide variety of applications: Morado!

Morado hardwood flooring, also known as Brazilian Rosewood, is known first and foremost for its beauty. Its dark violet heartwood is often streaked with striking ribbons of rich chocolate browns and creamy tans. It has an interlocked grain that is sometimes wavy, sometimes straight, and a texture that ranges anywhere from very fine to quite coarse. It is so beautiful, in fact, that it used for many decorative applications, such as veneers, cabinets, and specialty items such as guitars:


and tissue boxes, apparently:

But Morado hardwood isn't just about beauty. It's also quite tough. It boasts a Janka hardness rating of 2,400 lbs., making it similar in hardness to Para Rosewood, Brazilian Cherry, and Santos Mahogany. The wood is of  medium density - about 880 KG/m3 - which is denser than almost all of the Fantastic Floor domestic hardwoods and a few other exotics as well.

Want to learn more about this sexy South American hardwood? Visit the Morado Hardwood Flooring page on the Fantastic Floor website or give us a call at 1-888-448-9663. We can't wait to help you pick the perfect floor!

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