This comparison chart shows the typical color and graining of some of the most popular species which are used as a flooring material. Click on any image to learn more about the properties, workability, usage and other information for the particular wood species. Please note that this is just a partial list. If you don’t see the wood species that you’re looking for, give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.


Scientific Name: Ash
Eucalyptus grandis

Other Names and Species:
Flooded gum
Rose gum
Scrub gum


The sapwood of Eucalyptus is light brown while the heartwood ranges from pale pinkish to reddish brown. The species has a prominent, straight and interlocked grain. Brazilian eucalyptus has a somewhat coarse and uniform texture.
Eucalyptus’s sapwood has a natural resistance to borers. The species has a moderate natural resistance to decay and the wood remains smooth under friction. The eucalyptus should be carefully dried to prevent checking in the wood.
It’s hardness is 1125. As a flooring option, eucalyptus is somewhat softer of a wood. It is a hard and durable flooring option. It is nearly two per cent as harder than makore, a little over eleven per cent harder than black walnut, is just over eighty-seven per cent as hard as red oak, and only slightly over fifty-one per cent as hard as santos mahogany’s ranking of 2200.
Brazilian eucalyptus is not overly difficult to saw properly. This takes both nailing and gluing well. The wood accepts stain and paint well, and polishes to a quality finish.
Some of Brazilian eucalyptus’s uses include flooring, mouldings, joinery, boat building, furniture, and joinery.