Choosing A Hardwood Timber Species For Your Next Flooring Project

High quality timber flooring options to suit every home owner and designers imagination.


australian beechAustralian Beech

Renowned for its high strength & versatility of application & functions, Australian Beech is a fascinating combination of highland timbers. Unique colours ranging from pale brown and golden hues to a beautiful light cream with slight pink tint throughout.

These unique colour variations make the Australian Beech a highly sought after timber product.

Physical Properties

Dry Density: range 780-900 kg/m3
Janka Hardness: 7.5kN


blackbutt timber flooringBlackbutt

The very common Blackbutt timber flooring showcases a grain that is usually straight encompassing an even texture of medium grade.

Colours are very attractive ranging from cream to pale brown.

Physical properties

Dry Density: 900 Kg/m3
Janka Dry Hardness: 9.1 kN


brushbox timberBrushbox

With a fine and even texture, the very sought after Brushbox species has unique properties and aesthetic qualities whilst being rich in colour. Variations range from pale pink / grey to rich red / brown.

Physical Properties

Dry Density: 900 kg/m3
Janka Dry hardness: 9.5kN


flooded gumFlooded (Rose) Gum

Ideal for luxurious residential applications featuring rich but gentle aesthetics. Flooded Gum is a highly sought after hardwood flooring species due to its unique & subtle colour tone ranging from pale pink to soft reds and red /brown

Physical Properties

Dry Density: 750 kg/m3
Janka Dry Hardness: 7.5kN


forest reds timber flooringForest Reds

Presenting a warm & luxurious feel when blended throughout large scale flooring, Forest Reds are harvested from coastal regions from medium to large hardwood plantations. Timber colour ranging from pale pink to deep rich reds provides a beautiful rich appearance in any flooring application.

Physical Properties

Dry Density: 900 kg/m3
Janka Dry Hardness: 9.1kN


ironbarkGrey Ironbark

This striking timber flooring species produces a stunning array of timber hues from pale brown to dark chocolate brown and even to dark red.
Typically the grain is interlocked, and is presented with a moderately coarse texture.

Physical Properties

Dry Density: 1090 kg/m3
Janka Dry Hardness: 14kN


red ironbarkRed Ironbark

A moderately coarse texture and interlocked grain gives the Red Ironbark a high quality luxurious feel. This extremely hard timber has colour variations from pale to rich reds and even browns.

Physical Properties

Dry Density: 1090 kg/m3
Janka Dry Hardness: 13kN


jarrah timber floor boardsJarrah

This very popular hardwood timber flooring is one of the few commercial species from Western Australia. Jarrah is renowned for its beautiful rich red colour. Over time this will deepen into a soft burgundy.
Ideal for both residential & commercial application due to its density and exceptional hardness.

Physical Properties

Dry Density: 820 kg/m3
Janka Dry Hardness: 8.5kN


karri flooringKarri

A very popular hard wearing flooring option and highly sought after by high end architects. Karri presents itself as a rich red timber with overtones of pale pink to red / brown.

Physical Properties

Dry Density: 900 kg/m3
Janka Dry Hardness: 9kN


messmate timber flooringMessmate

This species of hardwood timber flooring is rich in detail with a even texture and stunning growth rings. A perfect flooring option to contrast against white furnishings, with its colours ranging from pale browns through to light yellows with perhaps some subtle hints of peach.

Physical Properties

Dry Density: 780 kg/m3
Janka Dry Hardness: 7.1kN


new england oakNew England Oak (Manna Gum)

Showcasing an even medium texture with a variable grain and prominent growth rings, the New England Oak tone varies from soft yellows and pinks to pinkish browns.

Physical Properties

Dry Density: 750 kg/m3
Janka Dry Hardness: 6.0 kN


red mahoganyRed Mahogany

Another very popular hardwood species of timber flooring is the beautiful Red Mahogany. An extremely dense and rare colouring with stunning pale to deep dark red textures make this a highly sought after and prestigious timber species.

Physical Properties

Dry Density: 950 kg/m3
Janka Dry Hardness: 12 kN


swan river redsRiver Reds

Perhaps one of Australia least popular hardwood from the Eucalyptus Grandis from Northern NSW. An alternative hardwood timber flooring product that has colour variations from pink to pale red / brown.

Physical Properties

Janka Dry Hardness: 7.3 kN


spotted gumSpotted Gum

One of Australia’s premium hardwoods, the Spotted gum has a striking appearance with a high degree of strength and natural durability. Although used in heavy engineering applications, the Spotted Gum is highly valued by architects and home designers for its wavy grain that produces an attractive fiddle back figure.

Physical Properties

Dry Density: 950 kg/m3
Janka Dry Hardness: 11 kN


stringybark flooringStingybark

A striking light coloured blend ranging from pale yellow through to golden hues and light browns allows home designers to feature this stunning timber species in applications with light open spaces. The texture is moderately fine and even with a relatively straight grain.

Physical Properties

Dry Density: 750 kg/m3
Janka Dry Hardness: 8 kN


sydney blue gumSydney Blue Gum

Used as a General construction timber throughout NSW, cladding fencing and even boat building, the Sydney Blue Gum is becoming widely used for luxurious timber flooring.

With a straight grain and moderately coarse texture this hardwood species is popular for decorative applications due to its distinctive colours which vary from soft pinks to dark pinks and red /browns.

Physical Properties

Dry Density: 850 kg/m3
Janka Dry Hardness: 9 kN


tallowwood timber flooringTallowwood

The very prestigious timber that is highly sought after by high end designers and architects. Tallowwood is exceptionally durable with a unique colour and grain texture. Stunning growth rings are accentuated by the predominately yellow / brown textures with a tinge of olive green.

Physical Properties

Dry Density: 990 kg/m3
Janka Dry Hardness: 8.6 kN


tasmanian oakTasmanian oak

An often preferred hardwood timber product for a wide range of applications.
Tasmanian Oak produces an excellent finish when prepared by highly qualified timber installers. The hardwood boards are produced with an extremely straight
And even grain due to the process of quarter sawing the logs.
A combination of three Eucalypt species commonly found in Tasmania, together they form a blend of striking colours from pale cream to pink and reddish brown.

Physical Properties

Dry Density: 620 – 780 kg/m3
Janka Dry Hardness: 5.5 kN


turpentine timber floor boardsTurpentine

A highly durable hardwood timber flooring species varying in colours from pale to dark red / brown through to deep chocolate brown. A course straight grain but even texture makes the Turpentine an excellent timber for dance floors.

Physical Properties

Dry Density: 930 kg/m3
Janka Dry Hardness: 12 kN


The information pertaining to this range of hardwood timber flooring products and images was obtained from the Boral website.

For more information on these Australian hardwood timber flooring types, please contact us.