Santos Mahogany, or Cabrueva, is the most requested species of exotic flooring for high end homes and commercial buildings. Santos Mahogany's gorgeous red color is so unique there is no other exotic flooring option that it can be compared to. Due to the high demand for this exotic wood, we carry the highest grade of Santos Mahogany, clear grade. This clear grade of Santos Mahogany is nearly flawless. It has no presence of sapwood to disturb the dark red color that Santos Mahogany is famous for. If you are looking for a high-end look with a reddish tint, unfinished Santos Mahogany is a great choice for your home. The Janka Hardness ranking for Santos Mahogany is 2200. In comparison to other species used for wood flooring, Santos Mahogany is one of the hardest.
Prefinished hardwood flooring requires less installation and has lower maintenance over time. At Hurst Hardwoods, we offer prefinished Santos Mahogany. This will allow you to add an exotic hardwood to your home with less hassle and for less money. All of our prefinished Santos Mahogany hardwood comes with a seven coat, UV cured, aluminum oxide finish. This finish will help the Santos Mahogany maintain its beautiful red color. The prefinished Santos Mahogany comes naturally finished with no stains.
Santos Mahogany is a very durable wood species; however, this also makes it more difficult to work with. Its dense characteristics and interlocked grain make staining or gluing problematic. Carbide tooling is recommended for Santos Mahogany flooring. Santos Mahogany does finish very well and make it very popular for high-end flooring and furniture. Even though Santos Mahogany can be difficult to work with, its beautiful color and finish make keep it in high demand for flooring, furniture, interior trim, and heavy construction. Santos Mahogany is used to make Balsam of Peru, also commonly found as an ingredient in some perfumes, because of its pleasant smell.
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