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Providing high quality repairs, refinishing, or replacement of your wood floor system.
We are your advocate and we work for you, not the insurance company.
The insurance company’s contractors work for and are paid by the insurance company.
“You have the right to have your home repaired by the repair person of your choice”.
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Purpleheart
Amaranth, Peltogyne spp.
Appearance

Color: Heartwood is brown when freshly cut, turning deep purple to purplish brown over time. Sapwood is a lighter cream color.

Grain: Usually straight; medium to fine texture.

Species & Grade Variations: Moderate to high color variation.

Properties

Hardness (Janka): 1860; 44% harder than Northern Red Oak.

Dimensional Stability: Excellent (change coefficient .00212; 43% more stable than Red Oak).

Durability: Very strong and dense.

Workability

Sawing/Machining: Moderately difficult due to hardness; frequent sharpening of tools required; slow feed rate and carbide tooling recommended.

Sanding: Good holding ability.

Nailing: Sands satisfactorily.

Finishing: Takes finishes well; some have found that water-based finishes hold color better. Tendency to bleed with some finishes.

Comments: Heartwood is very resistant to dry-wood termites. Presence of minerals in some boards may cause uneven coloration.

Cost

(Relative to plain sawn select Red Oak)
Multiplier: 2.30

Availability
Limited.
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