This comparison chart shows the typical color and graining of some of the most popular species which are used as a flooring material. Click on any image to learn more about the properties, workability, usage and other information for the particular wood species. Please note that this is just a partial list. If you don’t see the wood species that you’re looking for, give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Scientific Name: AshAsh

Pseudotsuga menziesii

Other Names and Species:
Anadenanthera colubrina,
Angico Preto,
Diamond Cherry,
Patagonian Rosewood

South America, subtropical and dry forests of Paraguay and Brazil.

Curupau is found in forests ranging from humid subtropical to dry temperate forests. The tree reaches heights up to 30 meters.
The colour of the fresh sawn wood is grey-brown but it darkens upon exposure to red with darker coloured, almost black streaks which give the wood attractive appearance. It has somewhat fine and uniform texture with irregular and interlocked grain.
Curupau or Patagonian Rosewood is a very appealing wood that is highly compatible with any home design or color scheme. This versatility comes from the fact that Curupau’s pale pink and redish tones are sharply distinguished from its dark brown heartwood, creating a pleasing contrast that is complimented by the wood’s crossed grain and creates a beautiful combination of rich browns and red.
Curupau also has astonishing durability with a Janka hardness rating of 3,840, making it particularly resilient against wear and tear and impacts. It is probably the hardest wood, currently available on the flooring market.
Curupau will darken upon prolonged exposure to light. It’s colour will cramaticaly darken from light oringy-redish tones to dark blood red with dark brown, and black texture. This wood specie has en extreme durability and is very heavy.