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Brazilian Eucalyptus (Rose Gum)
Wood Flooring Species
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The sapwood of Brazilian 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.
The sapwood of Brazilian eucalyptus has a natural resistance to borers. The species has a moderate natural resistance to decay, and the wood remains smooth under friction. Brazilian eucalyptus should be carefully dried to prevent checking in the wood.
Janka Hardness: 1125
As a flooring option, Brazilian eucalyptus is somewhat softer of a wood. It is nearly two percent harder than makore, a little over eleven percent harder than black walnut, just over eighty-seven percent as hard as red oak, and only slightly over fifty-one percent as hard as santos mahogany’s ranking of 2200.
Brazilian eucalyptus is not overly difficult to saw properly. This species takes both nailing and gluing well. The wood accepts stain and paint well, and polishes to a quality finish.
Some of the uses of Brazilian eucalyptus include flooring, moldings, joinery, boat building, and furniture.