Curupixa Engineered Hardwood Flooring summary; This wood is medium hard and is a wood that is to be compared with European oak wood. It is a wood with an appearance of a soft grain and within the planks there is little color difference, while the floor itself will have a mixture of light and darker reddish to brown. Curupixa Engineered Hardwood Flooring has sap wood.

Curupixa Flooring

Curupixa engineered hardwood flooring is an exotic wood species, it has a reddish light brown, quite even color per one board, sometimes with a rosy touch. The structure is smooth and even, no prominent appearance of grain. The heartwood and sapwood of Curupixa is indistinct in color. Curupixa has a medium luster, imperceptible odor and taste, a straight to wavy grain, and a fine texture. It is good to produce Curupixa Engineered Hardwood Flooring.

The hardness of curupixa is near that of European oak. It is only available in A grade, no BC or hardly any knots or eyes are in the wood

Curupixa has a moderately resistant to white rot and is very resistant to brown rot, as well as marine borers. The heartwood is susceptible to stain and decay fungi, and very susceptible to attack of dry-wood termites without proper treatment. Arrow Wood offers a wide variety termite resistant stains and lacquers. All together is makes a great Curupixa Engineered Hardwood Flooring.

Curupixa wood is easy to be machined with carbide tools which still tend to dull due to its hardness. It gives good results in planing, and allows for an excellent finish with stains and lacquers. Solid wood flooring from Curupixa has a slight tendency to warp and check, making this wood species an ideal choice for Curupixa engineered hardwood flooring.

Curupixa strong 7,2
Reference soft wood like pine and spruce, strong 5.0

Curupixa wood will have a much more rich color experience when it is treated with oil. When we apply poly Urethane lacquer to it, the color is quite pale.

If we study the coating options than we can see that Curupixa is sold nearly 100% in it’s natural color. Normally we not see this wood in a modified version. Although one can color it, the final result is quite less than when we modify oak wood.

If we use lacquer than the base colors will be pushed back into the design and the color changes to salmon, if you like it than it is ok, if you like the more richer colors than use oxidative oil or PU oils.

Like many wood, a top coat is advised by Arrow Wood, only Curupixa will not give a good performance to this kind of coating. Base oils can be maintained with oil or even a wax (a waterproof one).

Facts about Curupixa wooden floors

  • Can use on floor heating.
  • Can change color with oxidative oil.
  • Avoid top coat protection, use wax.
  • Can not be in a smoked design.
  • PU lacquer will enhance strength of the top
  • A little less harder than oak wood
  • It has sap wood (light color)
  • Sap wood not need t color.
  • Keep up the maintenance protocols
  • The wood has a little grain
  • Available in A grades
  • Harvest in South America

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Facts about Curupixa wood.

Curupixa is used for exterior and interior joinery, interior paneling, wall paneling, ceilings, light carpentry, furniture components, kitchen cabinets, cabinetwork, doors, flooring, inside stairs, turned goods, wood ware, sliced veneer, venetian blinds, frames, posts and jambs, decorative furniture, plywood and decorative veneer, toys and sports goods, moldings, and figured veneers. In South America, Curupixa is a popular wood for veneer production, plywood, parquetry, and construction wood. Most Curupixa veneers are manufactured as quarters.

Curupixa wood has a density of around 790 kg/m³ at 12% moisture content, while green wood has a density of 1210 kg/m³. Curupixa has a Janka hardness score of 1490.

The Curupixa tree is from the Sapotaceae Family, similar woods are Tauari and Bosse. It is a native tree in Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname, and the Amazones.
Curupixa wood is also a popular choice for drumsticks. Its extreme durability, weight, low flexibility, and great density provide for more volume and strength than standard Hickory wood drumsticks.

Common international names for Curupixa are: Barilla de Agua (Peru), Faux Balata (French Guyana), Ibirá-Camby (Argentina), Morabali/Moraballi (Guyana), Robijnhout (The Netherlands), Riemhout/Suikerhout (Suriname), and Salgueiro (Brazil).

Other common name variations for Curupixa are Abiurana, Apixuna, Baaka Bouba, Balata Blanc, Bacouman, Bacu Mixa, Balata Indien, Bacumixa, Bouchi Apa, Cubixa, Curubixa, Corubixa, Cubixa, Curupixa, Guajará, Grubixa, Gumbijava, Grumixava, Kudi Biushi, Maaka, Mamantin, Moraballi, Pau de Remo, Pau Manso, Reini Lout, Rosadinha, and Rosadinho.

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