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Wood Flooring Stability

In an effort to compare stability between species, the numeric values in the chart below represent the percentage of tangential shrinkage from green to overdry moisture content. Tangential change values normally will reflect changes in plainsawn wood. Quartersawn wood usually will be more dimensionally stable than plainsawn. Actual percentage change on completed job sites will be significantly less as proximity from board to board will restrain movement. Note this means the higher the percentage the more unstable the wood.

Also this is a partial list of some of the wood flooring species we offer.

wenge, santos mahogany, quartersawn white oak, walnut, sapele stability

Source:  The Stability ratings were taken from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory and the Center for Wood Anatomy.


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