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Janka Hardness 1125 (what's this? )
Eucalyptus is 89% as hard as Red Oak (1125 on the Janka scale vs. 1260 for Red Oak).
  • Flooring Trade Name
  • Botanical Name
    Eucalyptus grandis
  • Lumber Trade Name(s)
    Flooded Gum, Rose Gum, Scrub Gum
  • Origin
  • Description
    Eucalyptus has an interlocking grain, and a coarse texture.
  • Stability
    Eucalyptus demonstrates a low level of stability, inferior to Red Oak.
  • Safety/Allergic Reactions
    Eucalyptus has been associated nasal and throat irritation.
  • Color Change (photo-sensitivity)
    Eucalyptus will deepen in color over time.
  • Color Range
    Eucalyptus wood varies from pale pink, to light brown, to reddish brown.

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