Australian Hardwood Floors

There is something very appealing about a timber floor.  The warmth and feel underfoot is unique.  And, of course, the dust and dust mites have a hard time hiding – important if there are any allergies or asthma in the family.  Here you’ll find a selection of the major Australian hardwoods, complete with a guide to pricing.  There are various grades of flooring for each species.  The prices shown here are for select, narrow boards which are typically about 85mm (3.7 inches) wide.  Board widths up to 180mm (7.25 inches) wide are usually available at additional cost.

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Australian Hardwood Floors

We’ll add more species to this list over time as there are many varieties available. You’ll find a guide to pricing below the photo gallery:

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  • Australian Beech – actually a mix of two mountain species – Hardness 7.5 Janka – From about $55 m2
  • Blue Gum – Hardness 9.0 Janka – From about $72 m2
  • Blackbutt – Hardness 9.1 Janka – From about $75 m2
  • Brushbox – Hardness 9.5 Janka – From about $93 m2
  • Australian Cypress – Hardness 6.1 Janka – From about $56 m2
  • Flooded Gum (also called Rose Gum) – Hardness 7.5 – From about $70 m2
  • Grey Box – Hardness 15.0 – From about $78 m2
  • Grey Ironbark – Hardness 14.0 Janka – From about $77.00 m2
  • Jarrah – Hardness 8.5 Janka – From about $73 m2
  • Karri – Hardness 9.0 Janka – From about $103 m2
  • Messmate – hardness 7.1 Janka – From about $56 m2
  • New England Oak (Ribbon Gum) – Hardness 6.1 Janka – From about $55 m2
  • Red mahogany – Hardness 12.0 Janka – From about $66 m2
  • Spotted Gum – Hardness 11.0 Janka – From about $78 m2
  • Stringybark – Hardness 8.1 Janka – From about $70 m2
  • Red Stringybark share most characteristics with Stringybark except for color.
  • Tallowwood – Hardness 8.6 – From about $79 m2
  • Tasmanian Oak is probably best know for paneling and furniture but it also makes a stunning floor – Harness 5.5 Janka – From about $55 m2
  • Turpentine is an incredibly durable timber and is very suited to external environments like verandas. Hardness of 12 Janka, Starts at about $85 m2
  • Australian hardwoods are also very well suited to parquetry. The centre image shows a Tallowwood example while the right side image is Tasmanian Oak.
  • Parquetry flooring can vary widely in both quality and price so it is best to check prices locally for a guide.

Summary of hardness rating and indicative pricing:

Like everything you buy, it pays to shop around, comparing quality against price…

  • Australian Beech – actually a mix of two mountain species – Hardness 7.5 Janka – From about $55 m2
  • Blue Gum – Hardness 9.0 Janka – From about $72 m2
  • Blackbutt – Hardness 9.1 Janka – From about $75 m2
  • Brushbox – Hardness 9.5 Janka – From about $93 m2
  • Australian Cypress – Hardness 6.1 Janka – From about $56 m2
  • Flooded Gum (also called Rose Gum) – Hardness 7.5 – From about $70 m2
  • Grey Box – Hardness 15.0 – From about $78 m2
  • Grey Ironbark – Hardness 14.0 Janka – From about $77.00 m2
  • Jarrah – Hardness 8.5 Janka – From about $73 m2
  • Karri – Hardness 9.0 Janka – From about $103 m2
  • Messmate – hardness 7.1 Janka – From about $56 m2
  • New England Oak (Ribbon Gum) – Hardness 6.1 Janka – From about $55 m2
  • Red mahogany – Hardness 12.0 Janka – From about $66 m2
  • Spotted Gum – Hardness 11.0 Janka – From about $78 m2
  • Stringybark – Hardness 8.1 Janka – From about $70 m2
  • Red Stringybark share most characteristics with Stringybark except for color.
  • Tallowwood – Hardness 8.6 – From about $79 m2
  • Tasmanian Oak is probably best know for paneling and furniture but it also makes a stunning floor – Harness 5.5 Janka – From about $55 m2
  • Turpentine is an incredibly durable timber and is very suited to external environments like verandas. Hardness of 12 Janka, Starts at about $85 m2

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