Sydney Blue Gum, appropriately named for the sometimes-blue tinge to its smooth bark, grows in forests along the coast of New South Wales and southern Queensland. It is a very large hardwood timber species that can grow up to at least 60 metres high.
Sydney Blue Gum is a popular choice of hardwood for timber floors as it is a very strong wood, rating 9.0 on the Janka scale, which makes it highly dent resistant. This hardwood timber flooring is also quite durable with a natural durability rating of Class 2 – an aspect that allows for it to also be well suited to many external uses such as cladding,fencing and landscaping applications. Internally, It is also commonly used for panelling, furnishings, and joinery.
Sydney Blue Gum has very distinctive colours ranging from dark pink tones to red and brown, with a typically straight grain and has a moderately coarse texture and the presence of gum veins are common. It is an easy material to work with and the floorboards finish beautifully with staining and polishing, making for stunning timber floors.