Durability of Timber Floors
The density of a specie of timber will affect the durability or performance of your hardwood floor.
Different timber specie are rated on what is known as the Janka Rating. The Janka Rating comes about from dropping a ball bearing onto timber from a certain height and measuring the dent. This rating gives us information on which timbers are more dense (or durable) than others.
Below is a list of ratings of our most commonly requested timbers.
|TIMBER||JANKA RATING (HARDNESS) kN|
|Sydney Blue Gum||9|
|Flooded Gum (Rose Gum)||7.5|