Goncalo Alves Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Goncalo Alves Engineered Hardwood Flooring summary; This wood is more hard and is a wood that harder than oak. It is very expressive due to it’s black grain and dark red color. Engineered Hardwood Flooring has sap wood and a strong grain. Goncalo Alves Engineered Hardwood Flooring will quite present in your home.




Goncalo Alves is a hardwood, sometimes referred to as (Brazilian) Tigerwood, a name that underscores the wood’s dramatic, contrasting color scheme, that could be compared to rosewood. It is sometimes referred to as Zebrawood, however true Zebrawood is a different wood species. Some companies are marketing this wood as Acacia Koa. Goncalo Alves is great to produce Engineered Hardwood Flooring.

The grain of Goncalo Alves can be straight, but is usually wavy or interlocked. The wood has a fine, uniform texture with good natural dull to medium luster. The amount of striping that is present may vary. The irregular grain of Goncalo Alves is interlocked with alternating layers of hard and soft wood.

The sapwood and the heartwood are clearly separated. The sapwood is not very broad and grey – yellow. While the sapwood is very light in color, the heartwood is light butterscotch brown to reddish brown, with dark streaks that give it a unique look. While the heartwood is typically a medium reddish brown with irregularly spaced streaks of dark brown, the color deepens with exposure and age and even the plainer-looking wood has a natural luster. After exposure, the wood turns red, brown, or dark reddish brown, and the stripes become nearly black.

Goncalo Alves is highly durable also as Goncalo Alves Engineered Hardwood Flooring, weather resistant, unaffected by moisture, insect and fungal attack, and extremely resistant to preservatives. The wood has small movement once dry. Goncalo finishes very smoothly and takes a beautiful natural high polish.

Goncalo Alves strong 82%
Reference soft wood like pine and spruce, strong  50%

The two smaller pictures are coated in natural oil, the living room image shows the timber in lacquer.


  • Can not be use on floor heating.
  • Can not color nice with oxidative oil.
  • Can use top coat protection.
  • Can not be in a smoked design.
  • PU lacquer will not enhance strength of the top
  • Harder than oak wood
  • It has no sap wood
  • Sap wood not need to color.
  • Keep up the maintenance protocols
  • The wood has a strong color and grain
  • Available in grade A
  • Harvest in South America
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