Cypress (Australian) is 109% as hard as Red Oak (1375 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak ).
- Flooring Trade Name
- Botanical Name
- Lumber Trade Name(s)
Australian Cypress, Cypress Pine
Cypress (Australian) is darkly knotted and is a popular softwood known for its rustic look and wide range of colors.
Cypress (Australian) demonstrates high level of stability, superior to Red Oak.
- Safety/Allergic Reactions
Cypress (Australian) has been associated with respiratory allergic reactions from dust.
- Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
Cypress (Australian) will exhibit a modest amount of color change over time with a slight muting of the color range and some ambering.
- Color Range
Cypress (Australian) ranges widely in color, including shades of cream, straw, and honey brown.
- Other Characteristics
Expect checking (minor cracking) to develop over time. In addition, there will be cracking in and around the knots over time and the finish above the knots and these cracks may separate and peel slightly. This is part of the character that develops with these species. Do not install if these characteristics that may/will develop over time will not meet your expectations.