Janka Hardness Scale: 3840
Origin: Paraguay and Bolivia
Exotic, extremely hard wood (This is near the top of the Janka scale)
All Patagonian Rosewood is milled in South America because it saves on cost. Boards are usually 1-7′ lengths and 2 1/4″ to 5″ widths as to fit into shipping containers. If longer lengths are needed, it must be milled in the U.S. However, this can double the cost of the lumber because of labor and waste. Patagonian Rosewood is also fairly rare, more uncommon than other Brazilian species. This type of flooring is incredibly durable and wear resistant.
- This species is graded differently than others, looking for color variation and streaks rather then a solid single color. The clear grade is usually the only grade available, containing black and brown streaks on rich pink, yellow, and tan colors.