Why Choose Cypress Pine For You Flooring?
White Cypress Pine is a highly durable Australian softwood timber, ideally suited to exposed and high-wear applications such as house framing and cladding, flooring and fencing. This timber species can grow to a height of up to 25 metres and a stem diameter of 0.6 metres. It is commonly found throughout Victoria, western New South Wales and central western Queensland.
The sapwood is creamy-white, with the heartwood ranging from light yellow through orange to light brown, with occasional dark brown streaks.
The grain is generally straight with a very fine and even texture. There is often a presence of tight knots, which is a distinctive feature of Cypress Pine.
Natural resins in the wood (which give off a distinctive odour) are believed to contribute to the timber’s impressive natural durability. The heartwood is resistant to termites. Life expectancy for above ground applications is greater than 40 years and up to 25 years in-ground.
The hardness of White Cypress is a average timber hardness and can be satisfactorily machined and turned to a smooth finish. It’s recommended pre-drilling before hand nailing seasoned timber as it tends to split. This pine species readily handles most standard paints, stains and polishes.
Cypress Pine Is Suitable For:
- External Cladding
- Retaining Walls (Landscaping)
- Structural Timber Poles
- Timber Joinery Products
- Timber Portal Frames