back to previous page

Tigerwood

Tigerwood, as its name suggests, is a boldly striped species which has an orange/reddish brown background with wide dark brownish black striping. Because of its incredible beauty and high level of durability, tigerwood is highly sought after for both interior and exterior applications. It can be finished to a medium luster and will stand up well to wear.

* photosensitive species

Habitat: Latin America, mainly Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

Janka Hardness Rating: 2160

The Tree: Maximum height is 120 feet with average height ranging from 75 to 90 feet and diameters of 24 to 40 inches. Trees have clear, straight and cylindrical boles.

The Wood: Tigerwood exhibits a large degree of color change with a pronounced darkening of the background under the stripes from an orangey tan to a deep reddish brown color, which then in turn makes the striping less contrasting and more subtle. It has a highly lustrous surface that is almost oily.

Uses: Tigerwood may be used residentially or commercially wherever the strong look of contrasting striping is desired. It is dimensionally stable and will remain smooth, splinter-free and friendly to bare feet for years.

This is a photosensitive species: During the first year after installation, move or rotate area rugs when cleaning to help darken floors evenly throughout your home. Over time, lighter unexposed areas will blend in with darker areas and a consistent color will be achieved within the entire room. The color will stabilize 3-12 months after installation.

Tigerwood Gallery: Wood flooring photos from the homes of satisfied customers!