Native Australian hardwoods are an excellent choice for decking because of their high density, toughness, durability and in some species, fire retardancy and termite resistance - great for Australian conditions. Timber decking can be used to enhance the natural flow from indoor flooring to outdoor decking by using the same species. It is ideal for pool surrounds, outdoor entertaining areas and even as fencing, seating or slat screening.
Species Name: Spotted Gum
Botanical Name: Corymbia Maculata
Colour Range: Dark Red to Brown
Hardness: Janka hardness Rating - 11
Density: 950 kg/m3
Durability: Class 1
A very popular Australian Hardwood, Spotted Gum, is known for its’ attractiveness, its’ durability and its’ vibrant colouring. Spotted Gum timber features a moderately coarse and uneven textured wood, sometimes displaying the attractive fiddleback pattern. The word “spotted” refers to the soft mottled colour caused by weathering of the outer tree as it sheds elliptical strips of bark. The colour varies from pale grey browns and soft creams to a rich chocolate brown. A very tough timber, its frequent wavy grain can produce an attractive and highly valued effect. It is a very versatile timber and is used for a variety of applications including decking, flooring, doors, exterior and interior stairs, internal panelling and external cladding.