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This South20 unique Meri hardwood-flooring product originates from the rain forest areas of Brazil and surname. It is common (br the Meri tree to reach to 130 at in height with trunk diameters of 2.5 to 4. The wood product is produced by local natives specifically for South20 from the Meri tree that is native to these areas. South20 receives the material to the US in the form of raw cut lumber where it is placed in storage for air drying and kiln drying process. South20 will mill the lumber to specified dimensions to produce hardwood flooring and decking products. Use Meri 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.


The South20 Meri hardwood product offers one: of the most unique and durable woods on the market that will resist any sign of use and provide long lasting beauty. With the use of this product the covering becomes a permanent protection for the home or historic dwelling. The Meri product is a very unique item that will not be found on the common markets in the United States. For those who wish to have something different this pleasingly warm and beautifully colored wood will be the center of conversation for many years.

General Characteristics:

The Meri product's Heartwood is a light purplish rose brown to purplish red brown; its sapwood is not clearly distinct, light purplish rose gray. The luster is high with medium texture and its grain is straight to interlocked.


Basic specify gravity (oven dry weight/green volume) 0.81 ; air-dry density 95 pct. Mechanical Properties (First and third sets of data based on the 2 inch standard.

Janka side hardness is 1 ,610 lb for green material and 1,820 lb at l 2% moisture content.

The Janka Hardness scale is a comparison chart to other woods.

Moisture Content Bending Strength Modulus of Elasticity Maximum Crushing Strength
  PSI 1,000 PSI PSI
Green 13,200 2,040 6,440
Dry 16,200 2,180 9,050

Drying and Shrinkage:

This Meri wood is reported to be easy to season with moderate tendency to warp or check. US kiln schedule T7-B3 for 4/4 to 6/4 stock. Slow air-drying is recommended prior to kiln-drying.

Working Properties:

The Meri is reported to be moderately difficult to work and it gnashes smoothly. It is moderately easy to glue with care and finish satisfactorily. Clear oil works best to bring out color and longevity.


This Meri 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.

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