Native to the coastal and hinterland regions of NSW and QLD, this hardwood is (relatively) readily available within Australia. Its name comes from the dark appearance of the butt (lower part of the tree), which occurs when the tree is exposed to bushfire. Blackbutt is a preferred plantation timber, as it grows very quickly, making it a sustainable choice.
Blackbutt is both strong and durable – it resists dents and impressions, and wears very well as a whole piece. It is unique amongst lighter timbers for this reason; many other pale woods, such as the Tasmanian Oak, are not as hard. Its Janka rating (scientific hardness scale) is 9.1, and it has Class 1 durability, so it’s very versatile and suitable for a range of projects including flooring, decking, landscaping and fencing. Some manufacturers also use Blackbutt to make plywood.
Ideal Timber for Inside the Home
In terms of indoor applications, Blackbutt can be used for furniture, joinery and stairs, as well as for floors. Homeowners can create a striking, coordinated look for the whole home using Blackbutt timber flooring. It comes in a wide range of elegant colours, from pale cream and light yet warm honey tones, through to pale browns. Many shades have a hint of pink, which lends warmth to the space it’s used in. Blackbutt tends to have an even texture and a straight grain, making it suitable for modern minimalist interiors as well as traditional designs. Care-wise, it requires relatively little maintenance and lasts for decades.
Our Blackbutt floorboards are stocked in a range of sizes and grades. They come in packs of random lengths, from 0.9m through to approximately 5.0m.
Call us on (03) 9437 1612 for the best price on our timber flooring supplies. We are also happy to answer any further technical questions about our range. Delivery by crane truck is available six days per week, to metropolitan Melbourne and surrounding towns.
$85 per m2