Cumaru – Brazilian Teak Hardwood Flooring

Prefinished Cumaru


The Species Cumaru or Brazilian Teak is our second – most popular hardwood flooring imported from South America.   Most pieces of the cumaru floor are medium to dark brown chestnut tones. The species has an irregular, slightly interlocked grain and is coarse and wavy in texture. Cumaru is a superior choice to domestic hardwoods given its hardness and colorfastness.  We offer Cumaru in both prefinished and unfinished formats and in several sizes.

General Characteristics​Our standard Cumaru has very minimal color and grain variation.  Cumaru has a medium color range, varying between a light brown chestnut tone.  Cumaru is almost 3 times as hard as red oak (3540 on the Janka scale vs. 1290 for red oak).

Main Applications​

Hardwood Flooring – Prefinished and Unfinished

At Stonewood we offer consistency.  Your floors will match from job to job and the color variation will be in an acceptable range.  Our tongue and groove profile will always engage properly and over wood will be minimal.  We encourage you to compare our quality to the current Cumaru you are using.  Consistency is the key to avoid expensive callbacks.  We dry our Cumaru to 8-10% and it is milled to NOFMA standards.

Pre-finished Cumaru

Pre-finished Cumaru is our second largest selling item. With the latest in milling and finishing technology, Stonewood is able to offer our pre-finished Cumaru with micro-beveled edges on all four sides.  Many customers who prefer a more red/salmon color choose Cumaru over our other products.

Our 7-step UV finishing system offers the newest aluminum oxide finish with the last two coats being anti-scratch. This maximizes the performance of the finish and allows for easy maintenance and excellent recoatability.

Within the last decade, the pre-finished segment of the hardwood flooring industry grew to 70% with significant improvements in the coating technology and the speed of installation, prefinished hardwood has become the preferred application.

Cumaru is nearly three times harder than domestic oak and it is a great choice for residential and commercial applications.  We offer pre-finished Cumaru in natural, and in Chocolate brown. See below for the sixes and colour of our pre-finished Cumaru hardwood product.

Finish: when finished in natural there are 7 coats of clear aluminum oxide with anti-scratch that accents the true beauty of the hardwood.  The Chocolate Brown finish is darker than the Natural finish and complement a mellow environment.