Tropical Louro Preto hardwood

Louro Preto

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Louro preto Hardwood

Louro preto is very popular with architects and is frequently used as facade cladding. That is not without reason, because this hardwood species has a beautiful shine and many colour shades. We have supplied sustainable Louro preto hardwood for various projects to be used as façade cladding. You can see a selection of these in the photo album on this page.

Durability class
Above ground: class 1.
Applications

Due to its highly favourable properties, the beautiful Louro Preto hardwood is extremely suitable for use for facade cladding, posts, panelling, decking, sheet piling and sheeting.

Specific gravity
Fresh 950 kg/m3. At 12% moisture content 660-820 kg/m3.
Colour
Louro preto hardwood has a light golden brown to dark brown colour and sometimes shows dark streaks and spots. The wood darkens somewhat under the influence of sunlight. The sap of this type of wood is yellowish white to gray. Louro preto has a beautiful shine.
Details
Freshly processed Louro preto usually has a very pleasant smell.
Grain
Straight but also cross thread or wavy thread can occur.
Timber texture
Louro preto wood has a fine to moderately coarse grain.
Drying
Up to a thickness of about 33 mm, Louro preto dries relatively easily, with some tendency to deform. Thicker pieces are difficult to dry.
Hardness
4900 N Janka.
Workability
Louro preto wood can be worked well and smoothly finished.
Screwing/nailing
Good. Pre-drilling is recommended due to a risk of splitting.
Finishing of surface
Finishing with non-film-forming products is reasonably easy.
Botanical name
Ocotea. spec. div.
Groeigebied
Louro preto wood grows in South America.
Background information
There are only limited dimensions available in sawn wood.
Familie
Lauraceae
Team Van den Berg Hardhout hardwood suppliers

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