Antique & Reclaimed Flooring Specialist
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Antique Peroba

Our Antique Reclaimed Brazilian Peroba is an extraordinary product. This species of tree is protected in various South American countries, but our Peroba is Eco-Friendly as it contains 100% salvaged/recycled content.

Our Antique Peroba stock comes primarily out of 100-200 year old barns and factories throughout the Brazilian countryside. These barn boards are then kiln-dried and milled here in the United States for the utmost in quality control.

The sapwood of peroba is white to yellowish, while the heartwood is light olive colored with a red tinting. The species has an interlocked grain, is fairly lusterous, and is fine in texture

Peroba

Properties:

Peroba has a high resistance to decay and is reported to have no odor. Peroba dries easily with little effect on the end product.

Janka Hardness:

1557

As a flooring option peroba is a hard and durable wood. It is roughly twenty percent harder than red oak, about seven percent harder than hard maple, almost eighty-five percent as hard as hickory or pecan, and close to seventy percent as hard as santos mahogany's ranking of 2200.

Workability:

Peroba provides little difficulty in working with tools or sawing. Both glue and nails hold well on this species. The wood sands good and polishes nicely.

Principal Uses:

Peroba's uses include flooring, joinery, furniture, veneer, and decks.