13 May 2023

Blackbutt Timber: A Durable and Beautiful Hardwood Option

Blackbutt timber or Eucalyptus Pilularis is a popular Australian hardwood timber.  It is known for its durability, density, and natural beauty, making it a popular choice for a variety of applications, including decking, flooring, furniture, and more.

One of the main benefits of Blackbutt timber is its extreme durability. It has a Janka hardness rating of 9.1 kN, making it one of the hardest woods available.

This makes it resistant to scratches, dents, and wear and tear, therefore an ideal choice for high-traffic areas in your home or outdoor space.

Blackbutt timber is also known for its natural beauty. It got its name from the fact that the butt or in more correct terms, the buttress is drastically darkened after having been caught in a bushfire.

Blackbutt timber has an even texture and the grain is usually quite straight. This makes it an appealing choice for interior and exterior applications.

When using Blackbutt timber for outdoor applications or decking, it is important to note a sealant is required to provide a protective coating to the timber.

One thing to keep in mind when considering Blackbutt timber is that it can be more expensive than other hardwood options. However, its beauty, durability and longevity make it a worthwhile investment in the long run.

In conclusion, Blackbutt timber is a beautiful and durable hardwood option that is well-suited for a variety of applications, both indoors and outdoors. Its extreme hardness and density make it able to withstand wear and tear, while its natural beauty adds character to any space. While it may be more expensive than other hardwood options, its longevity makes it a worthwhile investment for any homeowner or builder.

If you would like to use blackbutt in your next project and need assistance with choosing the correct flooring size for your project then please get in touch, we look forward to hearing from you.

Hilux Flooring Sydney offers a wide range of timber flooring options to suit any budget and style, and our experienced team can advise you on the best option for your home. Get in touch today to find out more!