Cumaru wood is better known as Brazilian or Golden Teak. Being a golden brown hardwood, it is one of the best choices for decking, furniture, flooring, bearings, and handles. The wood is rot and decay resistant and lasts longer than most others. It is a dense wood with Janka hardness of 3,540 (12% m.c.). Its basic specific gravity ranges from .80 to .91. This makes it a good choice for scratch resistant flooring in a house, even in high foot traffic areas.