Botanical Name: Tabebuia heptaphylla
Flooring Name: Lapacho
General Description: Patagonian Walnut / Lapacho is in the same family as Brazilian Walnut / Ipe. It has a lighter brown color than Brazilian Walnut and is generally much more color consistent. It also offers more curly grain figure than Brazilian Walnut / Ipe.
Distribution: Paraguay, Southern Brazil
Color Range: Lapacho is part of the same botanical family as Ipe, but overall is more color consistent. Greens and browns dominate.
Color Change: This floor will become a medium brown tone over time.
Where To Use: Lapacho / Patagonian Walnut is ideal for both residential and commercial applications.
Species Characteristics & Issues: Patagonian Walnut / Lapacho has been known to cause respiratory and contact dermatitis allergic reactions. Long sleeves and a mask are recommended when exposing oneself to dust from this species. It should be noted that all wood dust has been found to have negative implications over time when breathed into the respiratory system.
Janka Hardness Chart: check Patagonian Walnut’s hardness and durability rating.
Site Sanding/Finishing: This species contains naturally occurring alkalines in its chemical structure which can affect adhesion and staining. While some oil finishes will dry on this wood, most will not and it is not suggested oil finish be used to avoid unnecessary complications and unsatisfactory results. Neutral oil finishes can react with these alkalines and cause the product to turn red. Water based finishes are recommended.
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