Eucalyptus Flooring Chicago
Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus wood comes from the same tree as its name. It is one of the fastest growing sources of wood in the world. It's a naturally durable and beautiful hardwood that is highly resistant to water, mold and insect infestation. Because eucalyptus trees are so fast growing, they're more readily available and are generally less expensive. Though little to no maintenance is necessary to preserve your eucalyptus floors, it can be treated with teak oil to further preserve the wood's natural color. Either way, tropical eucalyptus wood is durable enough to survive harsh outdoor weather but beautiful enough to earn a place in your home.
Many green-conscious builders and homeowners choose bamboo as a hardwood alternative for flooring, but there are other beautiful eco-friendly options. One of them is eucalyptus. Its benefits include:
Renewability. Though eucalyptus has the appearance of a fine tropical mahogany, it also has all the green benefits of rapidly renewable hardwood. The eucalyptus tree is amazingly renewable and fast-growing. Ready to harvest in as little as 14 years, the eucalyptus tree can grow to 14 inches in diameter and 120 feet tall in that period of time.
Durability. Eucalyptus is extremely tough, resisting dents well and making it an ideal choice for flooring. Experts say eucalyptus floors can actually be 20 percent harder than Northern red oak. While it's normal to have a small amount of degrade in any type of wood flooring, there's less degrade in eucalyptus than in oak.
Affordability. Eucalyptus flooring is often half the price of traditional wood flooring.
For certain applications, engineered eucalyptus wood can be used as an alternative to solid eucalyptus. When installing a floor in areas more prone to high humidity or variations in moisture, engineered eucalyptus flooring might be preferred. Engineered eucalyptus offers other benefits as well: It's available in wider widths than the hardwood version; the surface veneer is a full-sawn veneer, which means it can be refinished multiple times; and it often comes in a tongue-and-groove construction that allows it to be stapled, glued down or floated. Harvested from a 100 percent renewable crop, eucalyptus floors are beautiful, eco-friendly, cost-effective and a long-lasting alternative to traditional hardwood floors.
We carry eucalyptus floors, visit us today at 3100 N Elston Street in Chicago or call 844 -ABHARDWOOD