Spotted Gum is an Australian hardwood, known for its colour, strength and durability. it is classified as a class 1 durable above ground i.e. 40 years (AS 5604, 2005)
It's intriguing name hails from the way it shed its bark. Unlike other trees that shed in strips and patches, Spotted Gum sheds its bark in elliptical strips leaving a soft motted colour and a spotted pattern on the tree, causing it to be a stand out in any forest.
The spotted Gum is an appreciable timber to work as it has good level of natural oils which allows good machining. It accepts oil and stains well and has lower tannin content than most of the eucalyptus species.
It can be used for internal flooring and decking, which has great aesthetics and creates good transition from interiors spaces to the outdoors. Spotted Gum is naturally fire resistant and also suitable for use in bushfire areas.
Installation should be in line with NZ building Code. please refer installation manual provide by Timspec here.