Wood Species

Flooring Guide: Wood Species

Angelim Pedra Angelim Pedra

Ash Ash

Beech Beech

Birch Birch

Bloodwood Bloodwood

Bocote Bocote

Bubinga Bubinga

Cedar Cedar

Cherry Cherry

Cocobolo Cocobolo

Cypress Cypress

Ebony Ebony

Goncalo Goncalo

Hickory Hickory

Imbuia Imbuia

Ipe Ipe

Jatoba Jatoba

Mahogany Mahogany

Maple Maple

Merbau Merbau

Oak Oak

Padauk Padauk

Purpleheart Purpleheart

Rosewood Rosewood

Sapele Sapele

Walnut Walnut

Wenge Wenge

Zebrawood Zebrawood
Angelim Pedra Scientific Name: Hymenolobium petraeum

Other Names and Species: Angelim da Terra, Angelim da Mata, Caramate, Mirarema, Sapupira Amarela

Origin: Brazil

Appearance: The heartwood is a light yellowish brown, while the sapwood is a pale brown. The grain of this wood is crisscross, and the texture is coarse and uneven.

Properties: Angelim pedra is a medium-density wood, with a low moisture content. Since the timber is heavy and very hard, the shrinkage is slight. The wood has no distinctive odor. The heartwood of angelim pedra is very durable and resistant to both fungi and termites. It dries very rapidly in a kiln, with a slight tendency for medium twisting and springing.

Workability: Angelim pedra is easy to work, with good machining and sanding qualities.

Principal Uses: Flooring, stairs, doors, windows, marine construction, decking, and furniture.

Canadian Flooring – hardwood & laminate flooring distributor in Toronto, Ontario