Brush Box Flooring Sydney
Brush Box is a medium sized tree growing on the edge of the rainforests along the east coast of Australia, from Newcastle in New South Wales to Maryborough in Queensland.
Brush Box has a beautiful rich colour, which in some of the redder timbers can be similar to that of Turpentine. The heartwood ranges from pink-brown to red-brown but is often very variable between trees. The sapwood is usually a slightly paler, greyish brown colour. The grain is close and even textured, often with a curly interlocking habit.
The Brush Box heartwood has good resistance to termite attack. Its natural waxiness occasionally causes adhesion problems with some highly solvent floor finishes but it is a very good base for paints and stains. See Our Services page for more on staining.
Brush Box’s botanical name is Lophostemon confertus, Tristania conferta and it has a Janka rating of 9.5 As well as flooring and decking, common uses for Brush Box include general house framing, lining, cladding, laminated beams and joinery, as well as plywood, turnery, laminated bench tops and parquetry.