A Guide to Australian Hardwood Floors

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When it comes to adding natural beauty and enduring quality to your home, few choices surpass the allure of Australian hardwood floors. From the crisp airy tones of Tasmanian Oak to the deep, earthy hues of Jarrah, our bountiful continent’s diverse flora offers a veritable rainbow of options for homeowners seeking that perfect statement floor. And, they don’t just look good. Australian timbers have a proven track record of durability in Australian climate conditions.

Back to Timber is thrilled to present to you a roundup of the most sought-after Australian timber species for floors that promise to transform your space with their unique character and resilience.


Characterised by its light brown to creamy hues, Blackbutt is a classic choice for modern and well-lit interiors. Its even texture and straight grain provide a neutral canvas that complements a variety of decor themes, and its natural hardness ensures your floor stays in good condition for years to come.

Brush Box

With its rich, luxurious colour ranging from pale pink to darker red-brown, Brush Box is known for its unique ability to instil warmth in any room. These planks resist indentation and can handle the daily wear and tear of busy households, making Brush Box a remarkably practical yet beautiful choice.


Ironbark stands as one of the toughest timbers on the Australian market. Showcasing a captivating palette of colours, ranging from soft greys to rich reds, Ironbark floors make a stylish statement while adding value to any home. Ironbark’s remarkable hardness and durability make it both a functional and aesthetically pleasing choice.

Sydney Blue Gum

A favourite for its vibrant reddish-brown with stunning blue-grey undertones, Sydney Blue Gum reflects the hues of the Australian landscape. Prized for its consistency and density, it offers the ideal fusion of durability and colour to any home setting.

Spotted Gum

The wavy grain and dynamic range of colours within each board makes Spotted Gum a wildly popular choice. From rich browns to soft creams, each plank is an artwork in itself, giving rooms a sense of movement and vitality.

Tasmanian Oak

For those seeking a subtler, more refined look, Tasmanian Oak is a go-to option. Its light, even tones allow it to adapt seamlessly to any interior style while delivering dependability through its solid, dense composition.


Jarrah‘s deep red hue adds an instant touch of sophistication and depth to your living space. There is something inherently welcoming about the warmth of Jarrah floors. Not only is it pleasing to the eye, but Jarrah is also highly resistant to insect attacks and decay, ensuring a long life for your floors.


As tough as its name suggests, Turpentine is known for its durability and dense structure. Sporting a reddish-brown colour with greenish tinges, it’s a heavyweight option that can withstand heavy foot traffic and the test of time. This is one turps you’ll want to get on!

Choosing Australian hardwood for your flooring is more than a simple design decision; it’s an investment in timeless elegance and enduring quality. Each type of timber brings its own set of benefits, from hard-wearing surfaces suited for bustling family homes to more decorative grains ideal for a statement piece in quieter spaces.

At Back to Timber, we’re passionate about bringing the richness of our native woods into your home. With an array of choices as broad and beautiful as the Australian landscape itself, we’re here to help you select the perfect species that reflects your style and meets your practical needs. Visit our website or stop by our Sydney flooring showrooms, and step into the world of Australian hardwoods, where the perfect floor awaits to ground your home in nature’s finest.

See the warm and inviting Pentarch Raw Solid Select Grade in Sydney Blue Gum this Roseville home. ✨

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