Purpleheart Wood Flooring
Amaranth Peltogyne spp.
Sample is 3/4-by-2-1/4-inch
square-edge solid strip.
Color: Heartwood is
brown when freshly cut, turning deep purple to purplish brown over
time. Sapwood is a lighter cream color.
44% harder than Northern red oak.
difficult due to hardness; frequent sharpening of tools required; slow
feed rate and carbine tooling recommended.
(relative to plainsawn select red