Why Spotted Gum Is Great For A Decking
Spotted Gum Decking is a strong and durable Australian hardwood that is ideal to endure the extreme Australian climate. It is a spectacular native wood, with colours from light golden brown all the way to a deep reddish-brown. The hardwood also has a natural gum vein that is a recognise around the world, as an beautiful feature of the hardwood, not a fault as many would believe.
Throughout the world Architects, Engineers, Designers and Master Builders settle on using this wood in there building projects, as it is highly prized and valued for it’s back-sawn grain structure. With attractive markings and dynamic colour, its no wonder that this timber is in big demand.
As no two trees have the same colour and grain patten, every Spotted gum floor or decking that you see is totally unique.
Spotted (Eucalyptus) Gum – Corymbia Maculata
There are 4 Eucalyptus gum spices, that grow along the east coast of Australia. It ranges from northeast Victoria to the northern tablelands of Queensland, and also include some small local spots in the west of southern Queensland. These trees have a straight and slender trunk, with bark that falls away in spots. This provides the trees it’s characteristic spotted appearance.
The species might varies in appearance but not in resilience class or other strength properties.
It is frequently made use of in engineering projects such as jetty/wharf and bridge building, railway sleepers, cross-arms and heavy duty mining support. It is well suited for a range of building applications, such as posts pylons and poles, framing, decking, flooring and cladding. Other uses for the hardwood consist of boat building, tool handles, sport equipment (polo sticks and diving boards) and so on.
The timber sometimes has a somewhat oily feel to it, which makes it perfect for carving and wood-turning.
Why Choose A “Spotted Gum” Hardwood Decking
A Spotted Gum deck can have a life-span of over 50 years (if properly taken care of and protected) and is perfect for either a spectacular new decking or as a outdoor flooring solution. It’s also a fantastic timber to use for structural and building work as it can be used in both outside and inside projects.
This timber decking can be found in many different widths, lengths and grades. The Queensland hardwood spices has a red shade in the colour of the wood, whereas the New South Wales wood starts from a light brown and then turns to a dark tan/brown colour.
This premium hardwood that has a striking look and is renowned for natural durability resilience and strength. This makes it an ideal timber to use in any building project but it is exceptional as a timber decking.
This Wood Is Ideal For:
- Exterior Stairs
- External Cladding
- Interior Stairs
- Internal Paneling
- Structural Timber Poles
- Portal Frames