Janka Hardness Scale: 1860
Origin: Central and Latin America and Southeast Asia
Exotic hard wood
Purpleheart isn’t typically milled in South America because it is usually low in demand. It is hardly used for an entire floor. Most boards are 1-7′ lengths and 2 1/4″ to 5″ widths to fit into shipping containers. Long lengths can be acquired, and this flooring is usually made-to-order.
- Clear grade is the only grade available, having a consistent, deep purple color.