IRON WOODS DARK RED BALAU
Genuine Dark Red Balau (Erisma Uncinatum) aka Mahogany – This Brazilian hardwood has a beautiful, deep reddish-brown heartwood and a distinct grayish-white sapwood. Straight grained with a typically medium to coarse grain, it is valued for its color consistency, KD stability, decay resistance, finishing qualities and its kiln-dried stability. Commonly used as a substitute for Lauan/Meranti due to its more consistent color.
Dark Red Balau has a durability rating similar to Genuine Mahogany, Cedar and Redwood. When you compare the consistent grade and color of our Dark Red Balau decking to mahogany decking you’ll be impressed.
Be Aware. Genuine Dark Red Balau as introduced to the market by Timber Holdings USA should not to be confused with False Dark Red Balau (quarubarana) which is being substituted for Erisma Uncinatum due to its similar appearance and lower cost. In application, quarubarana is known to be lower in stability and more prone to checking than Genuine Dark Red Balau. It is also important to note that Genuine Dark Red Balau is sold under the name mahogany in some markets, as is Meranti. To make certain that you are receiving the beautiful genuine Dark Red Balau that Timber Holdings USA supplies, be sure to specify the Iron Woods® brand.
Our Blue Label Cambara is a beautiful clear grade decking priced in the range of knotty softwoods and better grades of treated lumber. For just a few dollars more, you can enjoy the classic beauty of wood without those large, unsightly knots.
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|Cambara||CCA-Treated Pine||Typical Composite Decking|
|Movement in Service||Medium||High||High|
|Fire Rating Class||Medium||Varies||Low|
|Weight per cu. ft.||37 lbs.||35lbs.||60 – 64lbs.|
|Bending Strength (in psi)||12,687 psi||9,900 – 14,500||1,423 – 4,500|
|E-modulus||1,561,000||1,170,000 – 1,510,000||175,000 – 480,000|
|Shear Strength||1,138||1,370||561 to 1,010|
|Hardness||867||690||940 to 1,390|