Mahogany

Mahogany Wood Flooring
Sample above is .75" by 3.25" inch square-edge solid strip. Top portion is finished with water-base urethane; bottom with oil-modified polyurethane.
Appearance

Color: Dark reddish brown. 
Grain: Striped figuring in quartersawn selections; texture is even and very fine. 
Variations Within Species and Grades: Moderate color variation.

Properties

Hardness/Janka: 2200; 71% harder than Northern red oak. 
Dimensional Stability: Above average (change coefficient .00238; 36% more stable han red oak). 
Durability: Excellent

Workability

Sawing/Machining: Moderately difficult due to hardness; carbide tooling recommended. 
Sanding: Sands satisfactorily.
Nailing: Good holding ability. 
Finishing: No known finishing problems. 
Comments: Some respiratory allergic potential.