Timber flooring is popular for a reason. It’s attractive, durable and easy to keep clean. It’s all natural, renewable and recyclable, too, so it’s a good choice for the environment. Timber flooring is warmer to the touch than concrete, ceramic or stone. With occasional sanding and refinishing, a good quality solid timber floor can last for a century or more.
In Australia, we have so many beautiful species of indigenous wood; we have a wealth of choices when it comes to timber flooring. Here at Fowles, we have all kinds of timber flooring available at wholesale prices and for up to 90% off at auction. We’ve usually got solid timber as well as wood veneer, wood laminate and engineered wood flooring.
Here are some great-looking species of Australian Hardwood that we’ve recently had available at auction. Stop by soon—we may have some left, and we may have more on the way.
Tallowwood grows in Queensland and New South Wales, mostly in coastal areas. The wood is yellowish brown and gets paler toward the centre of the tree. It is hard and durable, but resilient, as well. Tallowwood is especially prized for dance floors, and it’s sometimes used in timber framing, too.
Flooded gum is also found in the area between NSW’s Hunter River and north Queensland. It’s a reddish wood that ranges from pale pink to red-brown in colour. It has a straight grain and is easy to work with compared to some other hardwoods. Because of it’s rich tones, flooded gum is popular for use in flooring and furniture.
Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus saligna
Southern blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) grows mostly in Tasmania and Victoria; it prefers a moderate to slightly cool climate. It’s a very hard wood that’s also relatively easy to work with and tends to be a pale brown or pale, reddish brown. Sydney blue gum is not quite as hard, but tends to be a little redder in colour. These two high quality woods are very similar and are used in furniture-making, flooring and joinery.
Blackbutt and New England Blackbutt
Eucalyptus pilularis, Eucalyptus andrewsii, Eucalyptus campanulata
Blackbutt and New England Blackbutt are different tree species, but they do have a few things in common. They are pale brown, with a straight grain. They can be stained, but are not the best for painting and they doesn’t always glue well. These woods are used in decking, light framing and flooring.
Of course, those are only a few of the types of hardwood timber flooring that we see at Fowles. There are many more, and the best way to find out what we’ve got now is to call or take a look at our auction catalogue pdf.
If you want a top quality timber floor but you don’t want to pay top dollar, then come to our Timber and Building Materials auction at Wednesday at 10:00 am. You can drop by any time we’re open to preview the beautiful timber flooring material that we have available, as well as all of the other appliances, floor coverings and building materials we have available at jaw-droppingly low prices.