Unfinished Solid Exotics Product Line

PERUVIAN OLIVEWOOD

Peruvian Olivewood is unique to West Valley Hardwood. It’s a hard and very stable wood with a singular look. This wood has a fine texture with a broad grain structure. Its colors range from light golden brown to dark chocolate brown with accents of burgundy and frequent irregular dark streaks. The color tones will darken over 3-6 months. Different looks can be achieved depending on the type of finish used.

Janka Hardness: Approx. 2360 lbs./sq. in.

Stability: Above Average

Grade[s]: 1st Grade/ Sel. & Btr.

Solid Unfinished Flooring [3/4 x 3-1/4”]

Solid Unfinished Flooring [3/4 x 4”]

Solid Unfinished Flooring [3/4" x 5"]

JATOBA (Brazilian Cherry)

Jatoba is the most common exotic wood. It is very hard, relatively stable and it holds up to foot traffic extremely well. Jatoba has a deep, lovely color range. Initially it is salmon red to burnt orange brown with black grain character; becoming russet to reddish cherry brown over time—it takes up to a full 12 months for Jatoba to reach its full mature color. 

Janka Hardness: Approx. 2760 lbs./sq. in.

Stability: Average

Grade[s]: 1st Grade/ Sel. & Btr.

Solid Unfinished Flooring [3/4 x 2-1/4”]

Solid Unfinished Flooring [3/4 x 3”]

Solid Unfinished Flooring [3/4 x 3-1/4”]

Solid Unfinished Flooring [3/4 x 4”]

Engineered Unfinished Plank Flooring [3/4 x 7-1/2”]

PALOMINO (Brazilian Oak)

Palomino is a magnificent and versatile exotic hardwood. From its beautiful golden appearance that makes you think of a Rosewood, to a light natural blonde that makes the grain more pronounced in admiration.  This flooring is: stable, hard, and non-photosensitive. It takes stain exceptionally well; colors go on smooth and rich. This hardwood gives you unlimited options. 

Janka Hardness: Approx. 1800 lbs./sq. in.

Stability: Above Average

Grade[s]: 1st Grade Clear

Solid Unfinished Flooring [3/4 x 5"]

Peruvian Olivewood
Jatoba / Brazillian Cherry
Palomino - natural finish

SANTOS MAHOGANY

Santos Mahogany is an excellent value. Regular Mahogany is too soft for most flooring applications. Santos Mahogany, on the other hand, offers the rich look and tight grain of mahogany, but it is much more dense and stable. Color ranges from orange brown to dark reddish brown with underlying pink tones. The grain structure is fairly consistent throughout. Santos Mahogany is not photo-sensitive, and will not darken with time as most woods do.

Janka Hardness: Approx. 2200 lbs./sq. in.

Stability: Above Average

Grade[s]: 1st Grade Clear &  Sel. & Btr. Grade

Solid Unfinished Flooring [3/4 x 3-1/4”, 4”, 5"]

Santos Mahogany

CHONTAQUIRO

Chontaquiro (also called Peruvian Walnut) is our substitute for Ipe. This is a beautifully unique wood that is not easily found in the United States. Chontaquiro is very durable and quite stable. It also has a more consistent color with a stronger grain texture. It does not create Ipe’s toxic dust which often causes allergic reactions. Chontaquiro has minimal color change over time, similar to Peruvian Olivewood.

 

Janka Hardness: Approx. 2880 lbs./sq. in.

Stability: Above Average 

Grade[s]: 1st Grade Clear

Solid Unfinished Flooring [3/4 x 3-1/4,  4", 5”]

Chontaquiro / Peruvian Walnut

GARAPA (Brazilian Oak)

Garapa is a hard and stable flooring. Garapa is photo-sensitive; initially very light golden yellow in color with subtle grain structure. After 3-6 months, Garapa will darken into warm golds that weave across your floor with rich caramel tones laced throughout.

Janka Hardness: Approx. 2300 lbs./sq. in.

Stability: Above Average

Grade[s]: 1st Grade/ Sel. & Btr.

Solid Unfinished Flooring [3/4 3-1/4", 4"]

Garapa / Brazilian Oak

YACUSHAPANA (Peruvian Teak)

Yacushapana, our 1st Grade Clear is exotic, yet simple in appearance with a very consistent coloring and grain structure. The blonde-gold coloring with it's almost white gold iridescent ribbons will give your floor an internal glow that is irreplaceable. 

 

The Natural Grade is wild and untamed. Like a cousin to Tiger Wood in appearance, but without the Photo-sensitivity or instability in wider widths. Yacushapana takes stains very well, giving you unlimited options!

Janka Hardness: Approx. 2200 lbs./sq. in.

Stability: Above Average

Grade[s]: 1st Grade Clear 

Solid Unfinished Flooring [3/4 x 3-1/4"]

Yacushapana / Peruvian Teak

SOUTH AMERICAN PEARWOOD

South American Pearwood is one of the most popular and stable exotics we offer. The color ranges from light blonde golds to a warm mid-tone golds with dusty rose tones. These colors develop over time, initially the wood is fairly light and golden in color. South American Pearwood has unique grain characteristics with some boards being subtle and others having a beautiful marbling. 

Janka Hardness: Approx. 1900 lbs./sq. in.

Stability: Average

Grade[s]: 1st Grade/ Clear

Solid Unfinished Flooring [3/4 x 3-1/4", 5"]

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TIGERWOOD

Tigerwood (also called Goncalo Alves or Muiracatiara) truly defines exotic wood. It has long been prized for both its beauty and uniqueness. Its color ranges from orange/reddish brown to a deep red brown. But Tigerwood’s most striking feature is its series of bold and irregular brown or black markings that look like stripes. The wood is very robust and very durable, with a natural lustre and fine grain that can be straight or wavy. Tigerwood is highly photo-sensitive; initially light orange and blonde, it's mature color will develop within 3-6 months. 

Janka Hardness: Approx. 2160 lbs./sq. in.

Stability: Average

Grade[s]: 1st Grade/ Sel. & Btr.

Solid Unfinished Flooring [3/4 x 3-1/4”]

Engineered Unfinished Plank Flooring [3/4 x 7-1/2”]

Tiger Wood

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