When we talk to customers about timber flooring, more and more in the Brisbane area are asking us about Spotted Gum. Spotted Gum is an Australian hardwood. It is versatile and strong and can be used for cladding, fencing, decking, flooring and structural applications.
Spotted Gum is becoming popular for a lot of reasons. As we mentioned, it is strong and used for almost everything. Spotted Gum has a distinctive appearance. It has vibrant colours, attractive markings and a back-sawn grain structure. The colours range from red-brown to dark brown, which are great for timber flooring because those colours tend to hide stains while providing a prosperous appearance.
Spotted Gum is durable and hard but has an oily texture that makes it easier to work with a saw or a machine. When Spotted Gum boards are 18mm or more thick, they can be used in bushfire prone areas with no treatment. Spotted Gum is used in some heavy structural applications, such as wharfs, bridges, railway sleepers, mining timbers and cross-arms.
In buildings, both residential and industrial, Spotted Gum can be used for cladding, decking, lining, flooring, framing, posts and poles. Veneer and plywood are often made of Spotted Gum. It is even used for boatbuilding, polo sticks, tool handles and diving boards. It is also a good timer for carving or woodturning.
Spotted Gum is rated very durable when used underground, meaning it will last 15-25 years. When used above ground, it is rated to last for more than 40 years. It is resistant to termites and marine borers but is susceptible to lyctid borers.
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