Messmate Timber Flooring Sydney
Messmate (eucalyptus obliqua) was used for many years as a subfloor beneath carpeting and in general construction rather than as a decorative product. It has since had a revival as lighter species are sought after and is now in high demand for flooring.
The Messmate tree is a large hardwood found in southern Queensland, the tablelands of New South Wales and throughout Victoria and Tasmania. It grows up to 90 metres tall, with a trunk up to three metres in diameter, thick, rough, stringy bark and glossy green leaves.
Its texture is moderately coarse and even, with clearly defined annual growth rings and gum veins. The grain is sometimes interlocked. Messmate timber flooring has a warm natural palette of light nut brown tones with pink undertones, ideal for producing beautiful timber floors. The sapwood is pale brown while the heartwood is light brown. Messmate has a hardness or janka rating of 7.5.
We recommend Synteko ‘Classic’ finish on Messmate flooring.