Tigerwood, or Coula edulis, is an evergreen tree that grows in the western regions of Africa. On average, Tigerwood grows up to 38 m, with leaves that range between 10 to 30 centimeters in length. The tree produces yellow and green flowers between the months of April to June. Tigerwood also generates nuts that resemble walnuts from August to January, and as a result, has adopted names such as African Walnut and Gabon Nut.
Tigerwood gets its name from its bark, which is bronze-colored and striped with yellow-brown lines. It's a very dense wood with a rating of 2160 on the Janka Hardness Chart (with 0 being the softest, and 4000 being the hardest). In addition to being heavy and hard, Tigerwood is close grained and therefore has a high level of water resistance. These characteristics, plus Tigerwood's unique look makes it a very popular material for cabinets, paneling, furniture and flooring.
Tigerwood hardwood flooring can be a striking addition to a room. Colors for Tigerwood range from golden yellows to neutral and rich browns. These colors tend to deepen over time. You can learn more about Tigerwood and other hardwood species by checking out our hardwood species section on FindAnyFloor.com. Or, if you want to know how much Tigerwood materials you need for your floor project, use our hardwood floor estimator tool.