The 4 Most Impressive Features Of Jatoba
Commonly known as Brazilian cherry because of its similarity in color to the native cherry, Jatoba wood is one of the best tropical hardwoods there is. It is resistant to weathering, rot, and insect infestation.
Over the past few years, hardwood floors have become more popular with homeowners because they offer more benefits. Jatoba, with its beautiful deep reddish tones, is among the favorites of homeowners. Its remarkable properties and attractive appearance make it one of a kind.
Let’s explore some facts about its origin. This tropical hardwood is very hard compared to other wood species such as oak. This is because it comes from the forests of Central and South America, where it withstands harsh weather conditions.
Its scientific name is Hymenaea Courbaril, and it can grow from 100-130 feet in height and 2 -4 feet in trunk diameter.
Furthermore, it is an ideal choice for flooring because of its good bending properties. Another thing is that the wood is so strong that it can last for more than 30 years on exterior surfaces with proper care and regular maintenance.
It is precisely its property of being a long-lasting material that made wood floors the preferred option in the 80s and ‘90s. Now that trend is back, because, even though there are many options in the market, wood, besides being a natural product, has properties that do not compare with what other products offer.
At Brazilian Lumber we have plenty of remarkable hardwood options, but in this case, we recommend Jatoba because of its comparable strength to other hardwoods such as Ipe and Cumaru, with the benefit of having a lower price point and more bendability.
Here are the most impressive characteristics of Jatoba summarized in a list of 4 facts:
- Rot & weather resistance
- Stunning appearance
1. Jatoba And Its Durability
Jatoba is one of the hardest tropical woods in the world. It is durable and resistant to scratches, cracks, and imperfections. Jatoba’s toughness makes it strong enough to withstand high-traffic areas, as well. It has a Janka hardness of 2,690.
In addition, this hardwood is also resistant to fire and insects thanks to its density. Its natural oils also make it capable of fighting dust mites and spores. Plus, it does not need to be thermally or chemically treated, so it is a great choice for people with allergies.
Now, about its color, Jatoba tends to oxidize to a deep red over time, rather than getting that honey tone like oak does. Also, Jatoba’s color can change with sunlight, or when the wrong cleaning methods are applied. It actually darkens to a deep maroon/burgandy color.
Another positive aspect that we also love is its versatility, making it an excellent choice for any style, from eclectic modern to traditional.
In fact, Brazilian Lumber hardwoods make you feel right at home, no matter what style you prefer. That’s one of the attractions of our variety of tropical woods.
With Jatoba, we can also take advantage of its long-lasting property. Flooring made with this material can last for more than 25 years with proper maintenance.
2. Jatoba Is Rot And Weather Resistant
Jatoba is considered very durable in terms of resistance to rot, termites, and most insects. This incredible tropical hardwood is also known to be weather-resistant, making it one of the most recommended alternatives in the market for outdoor projects.
3. Jatoba Looks Good
Its natural beauty is one of its charms. The intense cherry color of the wood makes it stand out from the crowd. Its reddish tone makes any room look elegant and sophisticated.
Jatoba is available in different shades, so homeowners can combine it with other wooden furniture. This will go a long way in creating a warm environment for the family to enjoy.
As a natural product, not every piece will look exactly the same, but that is part of the richness of the color. This will go a long way in creating a warm and unique environment for the family to enjoy.
In addition, it is suitable for hot weather due to its natural heat resistance. Although it cannot compare to the heat-absorbing power of Ipe, it is a great choice for structures where people go barefoot.
4. Jatoba Is A Unique Beauty
Jatoba is an absolutely gorgeous tropical hardwood that will enhance your spaces. It is highly recommended for living rooms and dining rooms.
Just imagine a floor of intense color, combined with red undertones. The variation of its color will fill with life and style every corner of any room. Appealing, isn’t it?
To sum up, Jatoba is a true charm, not only for its properties, such as hardness and durability, but also for its beauty. Its color makes it truly unique and gives it the ability to bring a warm and welcoming aesthetic to any space.