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janka hardness test What is the Janka Hardness Test?
Results of measurements are stated in various ways for different countries. In United States, the measurement is in pounds-force (lbf). Other countries may state the test result in different units: kilogram-force (kgf), newtons (N), kilonewtons (kN), or simply treated as units (ex. “660 Janka”).
For more information on Janka test, please follow this outside link to USDA’s Forest Service, Research and Development: Forest Product Laboratory.
The common use of the Janka hardness test determines whether a species is suitable for use as flooring. This measurement technique determines the ability of type of wood for wear and withstand denting.