Timber Species

River Red Gum

Eucalyptus Camaldulensis

River Red Gum is an iconic Australian tree, yielding an equally iconic Australian timber. The timber has a reputation for durability, strength, and its distinctive red colouring. In keeping with its name, this species is commonly found along the rivers, it can be withstand submersion during floods for long periods. The hallmark of river red gum timber is its distinctive red appearance. The heartwood is red to reddish brown in colour with the timbers texture having some coarseness, the grain is commonly interlocked with frequent gum veins.

Janka Rating: 12.0

Different species of timber have different hardness ratings called Janka Ratings. The higher the number, the harder the timber. This is an important thing to consider when choosing your timber flooring.