Mesquite Wood Flooring

Prosopis glandulosa

Sample is 3/4-by-2-1/4-inch square-edge solid strip.
Top portion is finished with water-base urethane;
bottom with oil-modified polyurethane.



Color: Light brown to dark reddish brown.
Grain: High in character, with ingrown bark and mineral streaks. Most commonly used in flooring as end-grain block, which has small irregular cracks radiating across the grain.
Variations Within Species And Grades: One grade; moderate color variations.


Hardness/Janka: 2345; 82% HARDER THAN Northern red oak.
Dimensional Stability: Excellent (change coefficient .00129; 65% more stable than red oak).

Durability: Dense and very strong. End-grain cut has excellent resistance to abrasion and shock.



Sawing/Machining: Very good machining qualities.
Sanding: Plainsawn can be sanded to a smooth surface; end-grain requires #16 grit sandpaper to flatten.
Nailing: Good holding ability, but splits easily.
Finishing: No known problems.

Comments: End-grain block usage results in a hard, high-wear surface. produces only small size boards.


(relative to plainsawn select red oak)
Multiplier: 2.50


Moderately available.