Leopard Wood Flooring
Other Names and Species:
Australia and Brazil
The sapwood of leopard wood is brownish-red while the heartwood is more chocolate-brown in color. The species has a tight grain.
Leopard wood has a high resistance to decay and is reported to have no odor. This species requires some time to dry properly to prevent slight distortion, yet is stable once aged.
Janka Hardness: 840
As a flooring option, leopard wood is on the lower end of the Janka hardness rating table. It is very close in hardness to southern yellow pine (870), is just under fifty-eight percent as hard as hard maple, and is only about forty-six percent as hard as hickory or pecan.
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