Why Select Flooded Gum For Your Flooring?
Flooded Gum timber (also known as Rose Gum) is a fast growing Australian native hardwood that has a wide range of applications from general construction to fine furniture making.
The wonderful blend of soft pinks and peach tones make this a charming hardwood with a grain that is fairly uniform (straight to slightly interlocked), while the woods texture is moderately course and even.
This Hardwood is extremely versatile and can be used in construction and decorative jobs. As sawn timber in general house framing, cladding, internal and external flooring and mouldings, Rose Gum is a perfect choice. It is also ideal for use in linings, joinery, fascia and barge-boards.
A Very Useful And Decorative Hardwood
The decorative applications of this hardwood are obvious if you’re looking for a wood with a distinctive warmth feel. It has been used for fine furniture, as well as durable outdoor furniture. The hardwood’s character features include distinctive pinhole and insect marks, making it well suited for use in joinery, carving and turnery.
Flooded Gum timber is moderately easy to work with using hand tools (rated 3 on a 6 class scale) and it can be easily sanded and machines and turns well to deliver a smooth finish. The wood can be bonded using standard glues and it will readily accept paint, stain and polish. In addition, Rose Gum accepts oiling.
This hardwood species can be dried satisfactorily with conventional air and kiln seasoning methods, although care should be taken in the early stages of drying to avoid surface checking.
This Wood Is Recommended For:
- External Cladding
- Interior Rails and Balustrades
- Interior Stairs
- Internal Paneling
- Joinery Products
- Portal and Window Frames