Why Use Spotted Gum (NSW) For Your Flooring?
New South Wales Spotted Gum is a Australia premium hardwood that has a striking appearance and is renowned for its natural durability and strength. This makes this Australian hardwood the perfect timber for indoor and outside flooring or using it in building applications.
Throughout the world Architects, Engineers and Designers utilized SpottedGum hardwood in their work, as it is extremely valued for it’s back-sawn grain structure, attractive markings and dynamic colour.
Corymbia Maculata – Eucalyptus Spotted Gum Tree
4 types of this tree species grows along the east coastline of Australia, from northeast Victoria to the northern tablelands of Queensland, with some also occurring in western areas of southern Queensland. These trees have a straight and slender trunk, with bark that sheds in patches. This gives the trees it’s characteristic spotted look.
Spotted Gum flooring comes in many different widths and lengths. The Queensland tree has a red hue colour whereas the New South Wales tree varies from a light brown in colour to a dark shade of brown. The wavy grain can produce an attractive fiddle-back figure. As no two trees are the same, the same goes for the timber colour and pattern. The floor or deck is unique!
Where Can I Use Spotted (Eucalyptus) Gum Hardwood?
The Eucalyptus gum tree varies in appearance but not in durability class or other strength properties.
This hardwood is used extensively in engineering projects such as wharf and bridge construction, cross-arms and mining hardwoods. It is suitable for a variety of building applications, such as posts, pylons and poles, framing, flooring, lining, decking, cladding and landscaping. Other applications consist of boat building, tools and handles, polo sticks (sports equipment) and diving boards.
This Eucalyptus gum is also a good hardwood for carving and wood-turning. The wood has a slightly oily feel, a particular that helps in machining and boring.
This Hardwood Is Perfect For:
- Architectural Roof Trusses
- Exterior Stairs
- External Cladding
- Interior Stairs
- Internal Paneling
- Structural Posts/Pylons/Poles
- Portal Frames