Garapa Hardwood Flooring
Brazilian Ash or Garapa, it’s common name, is a very fine-grained species that is light yellow to a warm golden brown hue. It is about 25% harder than Red Oak with a Janka hardness of 1,700 and this makes it an excellent choice for wood flooring. Its unique grain characteristics offer an exceptionally sophisticated look. Brazilian Ash will darken with exposure to light and this will provide a foundation for an exceptional interior design.
At Stonewood we offer consistency. Your floors will match from job to job and the color variation will be in an acceptable range. Our tongue and groove profile will always engage properly and over wood will be minimal. We encourage you to compare our quality to the current Garapa you are using. Consistency is the key to avoid expensive callbacks. We dry our Garapa to 8-10% and it is milled to NOFMA standards.
Pre-finished Garapa is an exotic hardwood flooring and is a more economical choice than domestic Oak. With the latest in milling and finishing technology, Stonewood is able to offer our pre-finished Garapa hardwood with micro-beveled edges on all four sides.
Our 7 –step UV finishing system offers the newest aluminum oxide finish with the last two coats being anti-scratch. This maximizes the performance of the finish and allows for easy maintenance and excellent recoatability.
Within the last decade, the prefinished segment of hardwood flooring industry grew to 70%. With significant improvements in the coating technology and the speed of installation, prefinished hardwood has become the preferred application.
Garapa is nearly 120% harder than domestic Oak and it is a great choice for residential and commercial applications. We offer pre-finished Garapa in a variety of finishes. See below for the sizes and colors of our pre-finished hardwood product.
When finished in Natural there are 5 coats of a clear aluminum oxide and two coats of anti-scratch coating process.