Do you want a beautiful timber floor that lasts a life time? Did you know the quality of your flooring will dramatically affect the way your floor performs over its life time?

Timber flooring is not something you want to have issues with. So, let’s get the supply correct from the start and avoid a horror story!

There is no one else in the Industry Supplying Timber with hands-on knowledge like us!

Things To Consider Before Purchasing/Installing Timber Flooring

  • Is your Flooring at the Right Moisture Content?
  • Have you Considered How the Width and Thickness of the Flooring will Affect your Project?
  • Is your House Suitable for Solid Timber Flooring?
  • Is your Supplier just happy to take the Sale and Not Offer any Future Advice or Back-up Service?
  • Is your Contractor or Builder Installing the Flooring as per Australian Standards?

These are just a few questions that should be answered before you even purchase the timber from a supplier. Most suppliers don’t ask because they just want the sale. At Direct Hardwood, we want you to love your timber floors for many years to come.

Flooring Species

We have Flooring Species available in a Range of Sizes and Grades.

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Blackbutt grows in the coastal forests in New South Wales and southern Queensland. The common name derives from the characteristic black, charcoal look that is only at the trunk base. The timber is known for its strength and application versatility. Blackbutt is a straight grained timber with a warm nutty hue that compliments a diverse range of interior designs seeking a lighter neutral palette.

Common Names - Blackbutt, Coastal Blackbutt

Look & Features - Exhibits pinholes, dark gum veins and some surface checking

Colour - fairly even from a light honey through to golden nutty browns - sapwood is distinctively paler

Jenka Rating – 9.1

Brush Box

Brush Box is a large hardwood with a squarish lower trunk that can be found between Sydney and Cairns on the north-east shore of Australia. Highlighted with beautiful lush chocolate colours with reddish-pink undertones Brush Box is a floor that fits well with modern elegant spaces. With a very tight interlocking grain, the Brush Box has an even texture.

Common Names - Brush Box

Look & Features - Even texture with a very tight interlocked grain

Colour - Chocolate to reddish - pinkish brown

Jenka Rating – 9.5

Flooring Supplier Melbourne
Flooring Supplier Melbourne

Grey Iron Bark

Grey Ironbark offers a large variety of colour from dark chocolate to nutty honey with some dark reddish brown and an interesting tight cathedral grain pattern. Grey Ironbark is a large size tree that grows along the coast of New South Wales and southern Queensland. Grey Ironbark is an extremely hardwearing timber that makes it perfect in commercial and domestic situations for timber flooring in high traffic areas.

Common Names - Grey Ironbark

Look & Features - Tight interlocking cathedral grain and very little gum vein

Colour - Dark chocolate, nutty honey with some dark reddish brown

Jenka Rating – 14

Red Iron Bark

Red Ironbark, an elegant seductive red, is a quintessential iconic species that has been used as a robust, durable hardwood throughout Australia's history. Red Ironbark is a medium to large tree that grows in Northern New South Wales and Eastern Queensland's dryer areas. Red Ironbark blends an exciting cathedral grain pattern with a seductive rich red colouring to inspire the most elegant interior design combined with an extremely hardwearing capacity.

Common Names - Red Ironbark

Look & Features - Moderately coarse but even texture with an interlocked grain.

Colour - Deep crimson red with distinctive sapwood.

Jenka Rating – 14

Flooring Supplier Melbourne
Flooring Supplier Melbourne

Silvertop Stringy Bark

Silvertop is a warm honey coloured timber perfect for flooring. Silvertop is a contemporary neutral colour that blends well with a wide range of modern interiors. Silvertop Stringybark is a medium size hardwood that can be found natively on the coastal fall of tablelands, mainly in northern New South Wales. Silvertop is a species that will continue to compliment well into the future, from beautiful houses to modern commercial spaces.

Common Names - Silvertop Stringybark, Silvertop

Look & Features - Relatively straight grained, with some tight interlocking, relatively free from gum veins

Colour - Honey browns, sometimes with slight pinkish hue

Jenka Rating – 8.8

Spotted Gum

Spotted Gum is a rich individual timber which is revered around the world by architects and designers, notably for its impressive back-sawn grain structure, attractive fiddleback and Striking colour palette. Spotted gum is a large native hardwood that is grown in a variety of forests along the NSW coastal strip and into Queensland. The word "spotted" refers to large spot like features that form on the tree as it sheds its bark. Spotted Gum is a timeless and durable flooring option.

Common Names - Spotted Gum

Look & Features - Back sawn grain, Fiddleback, Distinctive sapwood, gum veins

Colour - Light coffee brown to dark chocolate with some reddish tinges

Jenka Rating – 11

Flooring Supplier Melbourne
Flooring Supplier Melbourne

Sydney Blue Gum

Sydney Blue Gum is a combination of Light red hues through to medium reddish brown colouring, it is a relatively straight grained timber with a small amount of interlocking. Sydney Blue Gum is found growing on the coast of New South Wales. It is a large tree with a distinctive blue colour to its smooth bark. It is very common in the area of Sydney and the Blue Mountains, hence the origin of its common name. The beautiful colour and its strong and hard natural attributes make Sydney Blue Gum sort the world over for both domestic and commercial flooring projects.

Common Names - Sydney Blue Gum, Blue Gum

Look & Features - Exhibits large cathedral back sawn patterns, hobnails, pinholes and gum veins

Colour - Light red through to medium reddish brown, sapwood can be pale

Jenka Rating – 9


Tallowwood flooring has held a grand presence in Australia for quite a long time, mainly due to its golden honey tone and interesting grain features. A large growing tree found in Northern New South Wales and Southern Queensland's dry climates. Tallowwood offers an elegant neutral toned palette, with no density or durability compromises and one of Australia's oldest hardwood flooring species.

Common Names - Tallowwood

Look & Features - Moderately coarse but even texture with an interlocked grain.

Colour - Golden honey brown with a tinge of olive.

Jenka Rating – 8.6

Flooring Supplier Melbourne
Flooring Supplier Melbourne

Tasmanian Oak

Tasmanian oak is a commonly used for timber flooring. The timber is extraordinarily straight grained, harvested from Australia's tallest hardwood species, the texture is uniform, generally straight, open and even but sometimes coarse-grained or fiddle-backed. Tasmanian Oak is light in colour with intermediate shades of cream to pink varying from straw to reddish brown. Tasmanian Oak stains very well and can be polished to an impressive, timeless and versatile floor.

Common Names - Tasmanian Oak, Australian Ash

Look & Features - Texture is uniform generally straight, open and even

Colour - Shades of cream to pink varying from straw to reddish brown

Jenka Rating – 7

Wormy Chestnut

With a Wormy Chestnut floor no two boards will be the same. Wildfires, years of drought and insect attack affect the trees, with each piece showing the signature of nature. Floods and strong winds stunt their growth, deep red gum veins made up of fire, ambrosia beetle marks, squiggly worm marks and pin holes are all evident and combine to give a unique and interesting timber floor.

Common Names - Fire Streak, Wormy Chestnut, Southern Blackbutt, Chestnut

Look & Features - high feature and unique, Squiggly worm trails, ambrosia beetle holes and deep red veins

Colour - Pale brown to Rich chocolate

Jenka Rating – 8

Flooring Supplier Melbourne
Flooring Supplier Melbourne

Grey Box

Grey Box offers a blend of dark nutty honey to soft wheat colours and has an interesting tight grain pattern in the cathedral. Grey Box is a medium size tree that grows in the central and northern coasts of New South Wales and in Southern Queensland. Grey Box is an extremely hard-wearing timber that makes it perfect for commercial and domestic high-traffic timber flooring.

Common Names - Grey Box

Look & Features - moderately coarse but even texture with an interlocked grain and very little gum vein.

Colour - Dark honey through to soft wheat.

Jenka Rating – 15

Other Flooring Species

  • Karri
  • Jarrah
  • Wormy Chestnut
  • Tasmanian Oak


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