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North-middle part of the Brazilian Amazon region of South America, as well as in tropical regions of Central America.
The Sucupira product's Heartwood is a medium or dark brown to reddish brown with fine lighter colored stripes; its , sapwood is distinct, whitish or yellowish to cream. The luster is high with medium to coarse texture and its grain is straight or interlocked.
The Sucupira is reported to be moderately difficult to work and it finishes smoothly. It is moderately easy to glue with care and finish satisfactorily. Clear oil works best to bring out color and longevity. This Sucupira product is durable as rated by field exposure trials. Heartwood is also rated resistant to very resistant to attack by decay fungi and termites. The product is resistant to water.
Sucupira is recommended for wide use in floor coverings of residential homes with heavy human traffic. Those who prefer hardwood floors in lieu of the conventional ceramic or carpet covering should utilize this hardwood product.
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