If you are currently in the market for a hardwood floor, then you know that there is a wide assortment of different options that you can choose from. Traditional hardwood species such as oak, maple and walnut all come with their own benefits and setbacks. The main setback of traditional hardwoods however, is the fact that these trees take a long time to reach full maturity so mass production of these species can lead to deforestation. For those of you that might be a little more environmentally conscious, you would probably be relieved to hear that there is a solid hardwood out there that is a much more sustainable flooring option.
The hardwood that I am speaking of is the native Australian eucalyptus tree. This tree grows at a faster rate than other types of hardwoods and can be harvested at any time of year. Eucalyptus trees will reach heights up to 300 feet and can shoot up 10 feet in one season. Oak and other traditional hardwoods only grow about 25 feet over the course of 10 years. Eucalyptus trees are similar in appearance to other common types of wood but are superior when it comes to durability. This makes eucalyptus wood floors a great option for high traffic areas of the home, such as the living room, kitchen and other spaces.
At simpleFLOORS, our Petrified Strand Eucalyptus collection features premium grade wide-plank Eucalyptus flooring in an assortment of exceptional finishes. Eucalyptus floors in this collection have a janka hardness rating of 3000 lbs. This is the highest janka rating for wood flooring that we carry, making eucalyptus-style flooring our hardest solid hardwood.
Stop by your nearest simpleFLOORS retail outlet today to check out this collection of exotic Eucalyptus solid hardwood floors. If you do not live near a simpleFLOORS location, then give one our personal flooring consultants a call at 880-220-7112 and ask for free samples.