|Eucalyptus floors are becoming a popular
choice among those who are looking for “green”
building materials. Eucalyptus wood comes
from countries such as Australia and Argentina,
where it grows rapidly on managed plantations.
Because it is so easy to replenish, it does
not destroy natural wildlife habitats. Eucalyptus
floors are hard and durable. The wood is
easy to work with, as it saws easily and
nails and glues well. Eucalyptus accepts
stains and it polishes to a beautiful finish.
If you are thinking of installing
floor, consider the following:
- All eucalyptus wood should be carefully dried
to avoid cracking after it has been installed.
Be sure your supplier has properly cured
- Eucalyptus comes in a variety of natural
colors depending on where it is grown. Shades
range from light brown to reddish brown to
pale pinkish brown. Be sure you are getting
the variety you want and order a sufficient
quanitity at one time to avoid problems with
color matching between lots.
- These floors can be used in homes of any
age and style, and they are suitable for
almost any room in the house, especially
living rooms, dining rooms, family rooms,
bedrooms, hallways, and stairs. They are
a particularly fashionable choice for kitchen
Clean eucalyptus floors by vacuuming or sweeping
and occasionally mopping them with clear