Tigerwood The Rare Beauty And Strength Within This Exotic Hardwood Species
Tigerwood hardwood is an exotic hardwood is best known for its beautiful grain and unique properties. Ironwood Flooring and Decking in Ottawa, Ontario does an excellent, pristine and professional job of installing and fitting all types of hardwood including tigerwood hardwood in the Ottawa and surrounding regions. This article will outline the reasons and assets of choosing tigerwood hardwood for your home or office suite.
First lets start off with some of the characteristics of this rare and beautiful species of wood. It's scientific name is known as AstroniumLecointeiDucke and is native to Brazilian rainforests. It is an exotic hardwood species with a deep reddish orange with strips of brown or black. The grain is slightly wavy or interlocked and its texture is medium to fine. There are many species of the falling under the species of this hardwood but Ironwood Flooring only sells the species of the Astroniumlecointei. This tree belongs to the family of the Anacardiaceae family, which also includes cashew and pistachio trees. This is how one knows tigerwood hardwood is in the category of high-class because other expensive exports also derive from this tree. Due to the popularity of this dramatically striped wood that is also known as zebrawood, it is rare to find outside of nature reserves and Costa Rica lists it as an endangered species.
These trees can grow up to eighty feet or more and can be found atop of the canopy forests. It is a very rare and is banned from exportation in some continents such as Africa because of over-cutting. Tigerwood hardwood is like finding a diamond in the rough; they are rare and difficult to salvage but extremely beautiful and gleaming. It is not only known for its' beauty but also for its durability and ranking on the Janka hardness scale. It ranks at 2160 with is 67% harder that Red Oak. This means it is naturally resistant to rotting and warping. This exotic hardwood also will not attract mold or fungus growth, or cannot be decayed by insects. This is why it looks extremely stunning in homes but is also used for outdoors decks and exterior use. Ironwood Flooring can install decks also, that is why they are called Ironwood Flooring and Decking.
Its rare exquisiteness and uniqueness is what makes tigerwood hardwood popular and exclusive. The striping can vary from fine lines to bold strokes. It also is highly lustrous and shiny, that is almost considered oily in appearance, but this is all completely natural. Clear grade tigerwood hardwood which Ironwood Flooring uses is a rich pink colour with pronounced brown and black streaks. Tigerwood is difficult to maneuver and work with especially with hand tools. Since it is very durable, you want to leave this renovation to the pros at Ironwood because sanding and sawing can be forceful with this exotic hardwood species. Reclaim beauty and elegance in your home or backyard with the dramatic grandeur of tigerwood hardwood.
Alexandra Blair is the author of this article on Tigerwood- the rare beauty and strength within this exotic hardwood species. Find more information about Exotic Hardwood here.