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.
Sydney Blue Gum floorboards are available in several grades and sizes, which are 80x19mm, 130x19mm and 180x21mm. This hardwood timber flooring comes in packs of random lengths, which usually range from 0.9m through to approximately 5.0m plus. Call QDT, your Melbourne timber flooring specialists, now on (03) 9437 1612 for our best hardwood discount timber flooring price, friendly service and expert advice. Crane truck delivery is available to all Melbourne suburbs and outer towns six days per week.