Blackbutt timber flooring has in recent years been a very popular choice of timber flooring in new houses and in flooring extensions. It is a good choice for old Queenslanders undergoing extensions due to its similar color as compared to old Hoop Pine flooring, yet it is much harder than Hoop Pine flooring. Blackbutt is a commonly grown hardwood that has attractive coloring from cream to pale brown, sometimes with a slight tinge of pink. The Janka hardness rating is 9.1. This test is a measure of the force required to press a steel ball into the wood surface to half its diameter. The larger the number the harder the wood.
Budget Floor Sanding has installed many floors using Blackbutt timber in both 85 mm and 130 mm board widths. After floor sanding and polishing it has a contemporary appearance that is proving popular for homeowners who want lighter colored floors.