Red Ironbark Timber Flooring Sydney
Red Ironbark is a medium to large tree, which grows in north central Victoria, inland New South Wales and the coastal districts of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. As one of a distinctive group of eucalypts, the Ironbark’s, it can be recognised by its hard, deeply furrowed, rough bark, ranging from dark grey to black in colour.
Red Ironbark’s botanical names are Eucalyptus sideroxylon, Eucalyptus fibrosa, Eucalyptus crebraIn Australia, it has been used as a structural timber for over 200 years, due to its excellent performance in weather exposed structural applications.
The heartwood is a deep dark red or red/brown and by contrast the sapwood is pale yellow. The timber’s texture is even, with an interlocking grain, making it extremely hard wearing and highly durable. Red Ironbark’s species hardness rating (14), and is known as one of the hardest hardwood flooring options in the world.
As flooring, the colour varies from light red through red/brown, to a deep crimson colour. Clients looking for red flooring or decking might consider Red Ironbark in comparison with other red-hued timbers such as Blue Gum, Brush Box, Rose (Flooded) Gum, Jarrah, Red Mahogany and Turpentine.
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