Technical species specifications for Eucalyptus Hardwood Flooring from Fantastic Floor - Discount Exotic and Domestic Hardwood Flooring, Prefinished Solid Flooring, Unfinished Solid Flooring and Engineered Flooring.

Eucalyptus Hardwood Flooring

  • Scientific Name, Other Names: Deglupta, Kamarere, Mindanao gum, Bagras, Komo
  • Description: The Eucalyptus deglupta tree is sometimes called Rainbow Eucalyptus because the tree's bark is frequently multi-colored as out patches are shed, producing an interesting array of hues. Eucalyptus deglupta is favored as a plantation species throughout the world in lowland humid tropics.
  • Janka Hardness: 650 pounds
  • Strength (MOR): 11,550 psi
  • Stiffness (MOE): 1,565 1000 psi
  • Density (KG/m3): 500
  • Tangential Shrinkage: 8.5 %
  • Radial Shrinkage: 3.8 %
  • About: Plantation grown Eucalyptus stock tends to be much lighter and softer than wild-grown trees, though lumber from plantation trees is easier to dry without complications; the wood is one of the softest of all the commercially available Eucalyptus species. Mechanical data listed here is for plantation-grown Eucalyptus deglupta. Fantastic Floor offers Eucalyptus hardwood flooring from 1/2" to 9/16" thick, 4 1/2" to 5 1/2" wide, and random length from 1' to 4'. Eucalyptus hardwood flooring can be used for a casual, formal, or contemporary look.
  • Family: Myrtaceae Eucalyptus deglupta
  • Tree Characteristics: The Eucalyptus tree can be from 100-200 ft tall and has a 3-6 ft trunk diameter.
  • Geographic Area: Eucalyptus trees grow naturally across Southeast Asia but are also grown on plantations throughout the tropics
  • Color: Eucalyptus heartwood is a light to medium red. Eucalyptus sapwood is a pale yellowish brown, though not always clearly demarcated from the heartwood.
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  • Luster: Eucalyptus has a good natural luster.
  • Grain: Eucalyptus grain is interlocked.
  • Texture: Eucalyptus texture is uniform and is medium to coarse. Eucalyptus flooring can be finished in a number of ways to provide a choice of flooring surface ranging from smooth to wirebrushed to handscraped or a combination thereof.
  • Drying Characteristics: Plantation grown Eucalyptus lumber is easier to dry without complications. It is best to acclimate engineered Eucalyptus flooring for 1 week and solid Eucalyptus flooring for 2 weeks prior to installation.
  • Working Characteristics: Both forest and plantation Eucalyptus deglupta are generally easy to work with hand or machine tools. Eucalyptus takes finish well and also glues well. It is important to keep relative humidity levels in the home between 35% and 50% when installing Eucalyptus hardwood floors.
  • Durability Rating: Eucalyptus heartwood is not resistant to attack by decay fungi while Eucalyptus sapwood is susceptible to powder-post beetle attack.
  • Applications: Eucalyptus deglupta is used for paper (pulpwood), veneer, furniture, general construction, posts and poles, millwork, and flooring. Please note, Eucalyptus hardwood flooring is sold in boxes so must be purchased in full boxes.

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