Sucupira Engineered Hardwood Flooring summary; This wood is strong and is harder than oak wood. If treated dark it has a similar appearance as wengé timber. It is a dark wood, brown to black with oil coating and brown to some light yellow if treated with lacquer.Sucupira Engineered Hardwood Flooring has sap no sap wood and a dark grain. Available in grade A.
Sucupira wood is quite much stronger than oak wood, it’s density is at least 30% higher and that makes a Sucupira wooden floor an hard wood flooring. Sucupira is harvest in Latin America.
Sucupira has a range of dark brown to darker brown with even some to near black grains with a soft glance of yellow back ground tone beside the dark brown one. One can decide by the choice of coating if the dark brown should be the main color or you want more expression from the yellow color. So will oil push up the dark colors from the wood and lacquer will enlighten the yellow tones from the Sucupira wooden floor. Sucupira wood is in a way a cheaper solution compared with Wengé wood from Africa which is quite expensive.
If we study than we see that Sucupira has a dark grain and beside this a striped pattern which is quite common in hard wood. We produce engineered Sucupira wooden floors and if we compare the prices, it is more expensive than an oak floor but less in price compared to Wengé engineered wooden floors.
If you use an engineered Sucupira wooden floor, it will give you a timeless flooring with a tropical rich modern touch to it. You can gain a more tropical look by express the darker colors with oils or make it less heavier in it’s appearance if you use.
Sucupira engineered hardwood flooring looks more dark when treated with oils. If we use lacquer than more light colors are seen as shown in this project. Oiled floor has around brown (85%) and soft yellow (15%).
We produce Sucupira engineered floors in a 14mm thick one with a 2mm top layer as well a 19mm one with a top layer of 4mm. The with of 18cm is sold the most and beside this, we can produce a 21 cm wide Sucupira flooring.
Our suggestions for coatings are based on the way the Sucupira wood have to be expressed. To have more dark colors out of the wood, we can suggest to use urethane oil or the natural based oil, oxidative version. Also our polymer top coat can be used but it might reflect a scratch more easy. If one likes the lighter colors to be enhanced, the options is to use poly urethane lacquer.
Due to the fact that the wood is dark, one should not use hard wax kind of oils, since the white scratches will be reflect very easy and gives a poor look to your Sucupira wooden floor. One should not use a soft filming coating like is common used on oak wood.
Facts about Sucupira engineered hardwood flooring
- Thin layer wood can use on floor heating.
- Can color dark with oxidative oil.
- Can use top coat protection.
- Can be in a smoked design, looks like Wenge.
- PU lacquer will enhance light colors.
- Harder than oak wood
- Sucupira has no light sap wood
- Sap wood not need to color.
- Keep up the maintenance protocols
- The wood has a dark color and grain
- Available in grade A
- Harvest in South America
Information about Sucupira wood floors
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Sucupira is native to South America, mainly in Brazil and Venezuela, but also is found in Guyana, Suriname and the French Guiana. The wood is quite popular for a wide spectrum of use. You will find it especially structural purposes and flooring, indoor and as out door decking.
Wood’s extreme hardness can pose problems in working, such as resistance when cutting and blunting to cutting surfaces. Wood turns and glues well. Also it is not easy to nail.
Grain usually straight to interlocked or slightly wavy, after surface sanding, it might be here and there a little ruptured due to the hardness in combination with wood works.
As many wood has different names, we find Sucupira to be named as:
sucupira preta (Brazil), coeur dehors (French Guyana), tatabu (Guyana), black kabbes (Surinam), congrio, peonia, alcornoque (Venezuela).