Six Hardwood Species Perfect for your Timber Flooring Project

Posted on Feb 4 2016 - 7:16am by Lilies and Daisies

Timber Flooring in PerthChoosing timber species is one of the first things to do when planning to install wood flooring in your house. Hardwood comes with different features – texture, grain, colour, and durability. It’s important to know what best suits your style preference, the application and your budget for the project.

You can find a broad range of imported and native hardwood varieties that make excellent floors. Here are some of the most commonly used timber species.

Australian Beech

Australian Beech makes highly durable floors. It’s a good choice if you want to increase your property’s resale value. It’s also a versatile choice for style-conscious homeowners. This hardwood comes in different colours like pale brown, gold, cream and pink.

Australian Cypress

Cypress is a beautiful timber with tight knots that serve as decorative features. It can make your floor more interesting with its golden brown shade with hints of light cream and yellow. Use it to give your flooring a style boost.


Although not a hardwood species, bamboo is also growing in popularity as a flooring material. It comes in different grain patterns depending on the construction method. The colour ranges from warm caramel to light blond. Bamboo floors are hardwearing and the sources are sustainable, according to suppliers of wooden floors in Perth.

Blue Gum

This hardwood species is famous for its interesting grains that appear with straight or slightly interlocked pattern. It’s ideal for creating a statement with your floor, thanks to its rich red brown and dark pink colour range.


Mainly sourced from Western Australia, Jarrah is popular for its hardness, durability, and resistance to insect attacks. Its deep red colour interestingly turns into soft burgundy over time.


Messmate is a great good choice if you want clean-looking and sophisticated timber floor. It has an even texture, but a very rich wood detail, thanks to the visible growth rings. The colour ranges from pale brown to light yellows with a hint of peach.

Look for a reputable wood floor dealer to learn more about your options when it comes to wood species.