Many homeowners dream of installing natural timber throughout their home, visualising the beauty and style than could be brought to their rooms by unique wood grains and patterns. However, investing in solid hardwood can be a very expensive purchase that not all homeowners can afford. That is why at Get Floors, we offer a range of budget hardwoods so you can still install this natural timber throughout your home at a more affordable price. Our range includes:
Blackbutt (Eucalyptus Piluralis)
Blackbutt is a popular option in Australian homes due to its neutral tones and grain characteristics. This timber is found in Southern Queensland and along NSW coasts. The colour ranges from soft brown to a sandy gold with some pink undertones often visible. This helps open a room up as the neutral shades can make a small space feel bigger. In terms of durability, Blackbutt is Class 2 with a Janka Hardness Rating of 9.1.
Blue Gum (Corymbia Maculata)
Sourced from similar areas to Blackbutt, Blue Gum is another popular timber in Australian homes. As the name suggests, the surface of this floor is characterised with gum knots and veins and appeals to many interiors. The shades vary from light pink to brown, sometimes with discernible hues of red or dark pink. Though showing a Janka Rating of 9.01, Blue Gum falls into Class 3 for durability, meaning it is not as hard-wearing as Blackbutt.
Brush Box (Lophostemon Confertus)
If you are searching for a minimalistic hardwood with a smooth surface, Brush Box is the ideal choice of flooring. Cultivated along the East Coast, this Australian hardwood has a Janka rating of 9.5 and is rated Class 3 for durability. The colour varies from medium to dark red/brown with soft pink tones.
Spotted Gum (Corymbia Maculara)
Compared to the above hardwoods, Spotted Gum is the most durable, falling into the Class 1 category with a Janka Rating of 11. It is a quality hardwood found along the coastal areas of NSW and Southern Queensland. It comes in a vibrant variation of shades including neutral browns and auburns with pink undertones. It has an aesthetically pleasing appearance showcasing curved grains and sapwood features.