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Spotted Gum

Very Durable Australian Timber For Decking And Flooring

Spotted Gum is a strong and durable timber with good amount of natural oils. Ideal for applied and structural flooring. The life of Spotted Gum deck is greater than 40 years in an external environment, due to it being a very durable native timber.

The word “spotted” refers to large spot like features that form on the tree as it sheds its bark in strips. With its PEFC certification, Spotted Gum meets some of the strictest environment criteria in the world and is only harvested from sustainably managed forests.
Tags: Indoor & outdoor use, Hardwood, Dense heavy wood, Plentiful, Generally useful
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  • STANDARD TRADE NAME: Spotted Gum
  • OTHER NAMES: Iron Gum; Corymbia maculata
  • DISTRIBUTION: Australian East Coast, South East Queensland to Northern regions of NSW.
  • COLOUR: The word "spotted" refers to the soft mottled colour caused by weathering of the outer tree as it sheds elliptical strips of bark. This colour varies from pale grey-browns and soft creams to a rich chocolate greeny brown in colour.  Regional differences occur.
  • GRAIN: A frequent, wavy grain which can produce an attractive and high valued fiddleback effect. Texture moderately coarse.
  • DENSITY/STRENGTH: *Dry Density: 950 kg/m³ **Janka Dry Hardness: 11 kN
  • DURABILITY & PROPERTIES: Hard, durable and highly resistant to decay.  A very tough timber.  Often treated to enhance the durability of sap or transition wood.
  • USES: Applied and structural Flooring, Decking, Weatherboards, sleepers, bearers, boardwalks and the likes.
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