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Technical Data

 Wood Flooring Hardness Scale
(Unfinished, Plainsawn, Unimpregnated)
Prepared by the National Wood Flooring Association

Pecan - 1820
Hickory - 1800
Maple - 1450
White Oak - 1360
Natural Bamboo - 1340
Ash - 1320
Beech - 1300
Northern Red Oak - 1290
Iroko -1260
Birch *- 1210
Southern Red Oak - 1060
Carbonized Bamboo - 1010
Teak - 1000
Walnut - 1010
Cherry - 950
African Mahogany - 830
Honduran Mahogany - 800
Pine* - 540
Fir* - 440

Numbers denote dent resistance in pounds.
* Denotes average of species group.

Hardness is the resistance of wood to wear and marring. It is measured by the load required to embed a .444-inch ball half its diameter into the wood.


Dimensional Change Coefficient
for Common Wood Species
Prepared by the Forest Products Laboratory
of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Bamboo - .00129
Mesquite - .00129
Australian Cypress - .00162
Teak - .00186
Wenga - .00201
Purple Heart - .00212
Santos Mahogany - .00238
Black Cherry - .00248
Heart Pine. - .00263
Southern Yellow Pine - .00265
Douglas Fir - .00267
Black Walnut - .00274
White Ash - .00274
Brazillian Cherry - .00300
Pecan - .00315
Yellow Birch - .00338
Hard Maple - .00353
White Oak - .00365
Red Oak - .00369
Jarrah - .00396
True Hickory - .00411
American Beech - .00431


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