268 Magill Road, Beulah Park, SA 5067

Timber Types and Species

At Parquetry Flooring Company we offer a wide variety of Australian and European timbers to suit all preferences. We have different species on display at our showroom in Beulah Park

Australian and European Timbers

Parquetry Flooring Company offer a wide variety of Australian and European timbers to suit all preferences. We have different species on display at our showroom in Beulah Park

When it comes to choosing flooring we think about a nice feel underfoot and environmental friendliness, it is hard to go past timber flooring. Solid timber floors can have a big impact on the look and feel of your home, so choosing to install hardwood floors is the easy part, there are many options available from Australian Hardwood to European Oak. So, if you are unsure, look through our gallery below or drop into the showroom.

Timber Species on display at Parquetry Flooring Company, servicing Adelaide and South Australia.

There are many timber species on display in the showroom.

Our staff will take the time to explain what the differences are so you leave satisfied that you have made the right decision.

Lighter floors are a good neutral option. Timbers such as Blackbutt, Brushbox, Tasmanian Oak or European oak are always crowd-pleasers. Darker floors always make a strong impact on the look of a room. Additionally, Timbers like Jarrah, Sydney Bluegum or Spotted Gum can be the feature of your home.

The finish you choose is also important when deciding what look to go for. 

Parquetry and Solid Timbers

We offer more including turpentine and tallowwood, but these are our most common timbers and are on display in the Showroom

  • Blackbutt
  • Brushbox
  • European Oak
  • Jarrah
  • Spotted Gum
  • Sydney Blue Gum
  • Grey Ironbark
  • Tasmanian Oak

Our Most Common Timbers

Blackbutt Solid Timber/Parquetry

Blackbutt

Blackbutt is one of the highest value timbers and is predominantly grown in the north coast of New South Wales. It is available in solid timber floorboards, parquetry, and engineered timber. Blackbutt is a hardwood that is very popular in new homes due to its lighter shades.

On the left is a sample coated in solvent polyurethane which brings out the warm colours of the timber. On the right is a sample coated in water-based polyurethane giving a lighter and more low sheen look.

Brushbox solid timber/parquetry

Brushbox

Brushbox is beautiful and sought after timber for both floorboards and parquetry. It has a rich colour of brown with tinges of pink and red. Brush box is a medium to large-sized Australian hardwood that grows in the central coast of New South Wales to Bowen in Queensland. Brushbox is available in solid timber floorboards, parquetry, and engineered/Floating floors.

On the left is a sample coated in solvent polyurethane which brings out the warm colours of the timber. On the right is a sample coated in water-based polyurethane giving a lighter and more low sheen look.

European Oak solid timber and parquetry

European Oak

European Oak is a medium-sized hardwood found in Central and Western Europe. It is a pale timber with traces of brown and yellow throughout. Its unique characteristics make Oak a very popular flooring choice. European Oak is available in solid timber boards, parquetry (including Marie Antoinette & Versailles), and also in engineered floorboards.

We also have an extensive range of European Oak Engineered Parquetry.

On the left is a sample coated in solvent polyurethane which brings out the warm colours of the timber. On the right is a sample coated in water-based polyurethane giving a lighter and more low sheen look.

Grey Ironbark parquetry or solid timber Solvent and Water-based finish

Grey Ironbark offers a large variety of colour from nutty honey, some dark reddish-brown to dark chocolate. This timber has a tight grain pattern and is one of the hardest hardwood floorings available. It is extremely hard wearing and is perfect for high traffic areas in both commercial and domestic situations. Grey Ironbark is a large tree that grows along the coast of New South Wales and Southern Queensland.

PFC has this timber available in Parquetry, solid timber and in engineered/floating floors.

On the left is a sample coated in solvent polyurethane which brings out the warm colours of the timber. On the right is a sample coated in water-based polyurethane giving a lighter and more low sheen look.

Jarrah solid timber & parqutry

Jarrah

Jarrah is a unique Australian hardwood making it ideal for timber flooring options. These trees grow in the nutrient-rich soil of the southwestern corner of Western Australia. Jarrah is available in solid timber floorboards, parquetry and engineered timber plank flooring.

On the left is a sample coated in solvent polyurethane which brings out the warm colours of the timber. On the right is a sample coated in water-based polyurethane giving a lighter and more low sheen look.

Spotted Gum

Spotted Gum is the common name for four species being native to the east coast of Australia. It is a premium hardwood with a striking appearance with colours ranging from light brown to dark brown, with many subtle colours including grey and green. Spotted Gum is available in solid timber floorboards, parquetry and engineered timber plank flooring.

On the left is a sample coated in solvent polyurethane which brings out the warm colours of the timber. Contrastingly, the right is a sample coated in water-based polyurethane giving a lighter and more low sheen look.

Sydney Blue Gum solid timber/parquetry

Sydney Blue Gum

Sydney Blue Gum is a large Australian hardwood species. It is native to New South Wales and southern Queensland. The colours range from a dark pink to a reddish-brown. Sydney Bluegum is available in solid timber floorboards, parquetry, and engineered timber plank flooring.

On the left is a sample coated in solvent polyurethane which brings out the warm colours of the timber. However, the right is a sample coated in water-based polyurethane giving a lighter and more low sheen look.

Tasmanian Oak

Tasmanian Oak is an Australian hardwood that is a collective name for three almost identical species that grow in the mountainous regions of Tasmania. It is a warm, dense, and resilient timber making is ideal for flooring. Tasmanian Oak is light with varying shades from straw to a reddish-brown. It can also vary from cream to pink. Tasmanian Oak is available in solid timber floorboards, parquetry, and engineered timber plank flooring.

On the left is a sample coated in solvent polyurethane which brings out the warm colours of the timber. On the right is a sample coated in water-based polyurethane giving a lighter and more low sheen look.

ATFA Consumer Information

The following consumer information is available for download from the Australasian Timber Flooring Association.

Australian Hardwood Species Name

This information sheet provides the common names and Botanical names for Australian Hardwood Species.

Timber Floor Hardness

The hardness of timber is not directly related to how hard the timber is also associates with the coating you choose. The hardness figures most commonly used are those obtained from the Janka test.

Timbers for the Environment

When you choose timber, you are not only selecting a beautifully individual floor made from a renewable resource, you’re also making a positive impact on climate change.

Australian & European timber species available in Adelaide