COLOR: Heartwood is mostly reddish brown; sapwood is generally pale white.
GRAIN: Mostly closed, straight grain; fine, uniform texture. Coarser than European beech.
HARDNESS (JANKA): 1300; 1% harder than Northern red oak.
DIMENSIONAL STABILITY: Below average (change coefficient. 00431; 17% less stable than red oak).
DURABILITY: Elastic, hard; excellent shock resistance. Wears well and stays smooth when subjected to friction – popular for commercial floors.
IMAGE FINISH:Top portion is finished with water-base urethane; bottom with oil-modified polyurethane.