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prefinished Brazilian Walnut hardwood flooring

Brazilian Walnut Tree

Brazilian Walnut

Ipe logs waiting to be milled

prefinished Brazilian Walnut hardwood Flooring

Brazilian Walnut hardwood flooring installed in a family room and continued through the dining room.

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Reference guide of wood species

     The exotic "Brazilian Walnut," or "Ipe" varies greatly to the North American Walnut, so don't get them confused. In fact, they aren't even related.  Brazilian walnut is a tropical hardwood grown primarily in Brazil but is also harvested in Bolivia, Venezuela, Guatemala, and Peru. Typically found in rainforests, the trees can grow to heights of 120 feet to 160 feet. 

     The heartwood of the Brazilian Walnut can vary in color from deep reds and browns to a more yellowish olive brown or darker blackish brown; sometimes with contrasting darker brown stripes (as shown below.)  Its incredible hardness and strength, with a Janka rating around 3600, make it well suited for flooring applications, also making it one of the more difficult materials to work with.  It brings warmth and carries a wealth of color to any room of the home.

Brazilian Walnut grain lines up close