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Eucalyptus Flooring

Strand woven eucalyptus floors are up to 3 times harder than traditional hardwood floors, and much more affordable. The knots of the eucalyptus tree still give these floors a beautiful and sophisticated look, but with a tough-as-nails finish and construction. Our eucalyptus hardwood flooring is harvested from well-managed forests every 3-5 years, and as a rapidly renewable material, these floors are good for the environment too.

Features of Eucalyptus Flooring

toughest hardwood


Strand woven eucalyptus floors rate alongside bamboo as the toughest hardwoods.

build to last


Our eucalyptus hardwood flooring is made to endure pets, kids, kitchens, and more.

sustainable flooring


Eucalyptus plants reach maturity in as few as 3-4 years, meaning they are rapidly renewable.

unique look


Our eucalyptus flooring has a beautiful natural grain that breathes life into any space.

no formaldehyde


Our eucalyptus floors come in tongue and groove or click lock versions to fit your needs.

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What is Eucalyptus Flooring?

Eucalyptus trees are generally associated with Australia, but there are actually over 700 different species found all over the world, including the USA. Eucalyptus flooring is made from the wood of the eucalyptus tree, which has become much more common in the past few years. At Ambient®, we offer strand-woven flooring composed of strands of eucalyptus that are pressed together under very high pressure and heat—causing the wood fibers to fuse into a gorgeous plank that's many times harder than regular eucalyptus and has a much more interesting grain. The patterns and marbling formed by the compression process create beautiful and distinct patterns on the floor.

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Eucalyptus Floors Are Extremely Hard And Rapidly Renewable

  • Strand-woven eucalyptus flooring looks like a fine tropical mahogany, but it's more than twice as hard as red oak and it boasts all the eco-friendly benefits of a quickly renewable hardwood. When you choose eucalyptus, you’re not only making a great choice for your home, but you’re also making a great choice for the environment.
  • The eucalyptus can re-grow in as little as 3-4 years at which time it is harvested for optimum hardness and maturity. This allows us to control the dimensional stability so that the floors don't experience problems during seasonal cycles.

The Main Similarities and Differences between bamboo and Eucalyptus Floors

  • The main difference between these two flooring options is that bamboo is a grass, while eucalyptus is a highly farmed hardwood. Both are much easier to the forest than most exotic species sustainably. Like bamboo and hardwood trees, eucalyptus used in flooring can regenerate in as little as 3-4 years. Most traditional hardwoods take anywhere from 20-100 years to grow large enough to be harvested for flooring.
  • Eucalyptus is harvested from well-managed forests, and it tends to be slightly more expensive than bamboo. Although eucalyptus is actually a hardwood, *initially* it is a softwood; yet once it goes through the strand is the woven flooring manufacturing process, the finished flooring products are often harder than traditional wood flooring.
  • Bamboo goes through this same process: a compression technique where strips of material are dried and then woven together to make the planks very strong. Eucalyptus is first to cut into thin strips, then woven, and then compressed at extremely high temperatures to achieve the same fusion results: strength and durability.
  • Both floors offer equal hardness and durability characteristics.
  • They are also different aesthetically, with eucalyptus showing the tree’s circular knots, versus bamboo, which shows the culm’s nodes.

The Pros and Cons of Eucalyptus Floors

In this article, you will learn about various eucalyptus flooring pros and cons, which would give you a good grasp of what to expect if you consider installing it in your home.

The advantages of eucalyptus flooring

First, we’ll discuss the many advantages of eucalyptus floors, especially compared with hardwood floors. Basically, if you’re looking for an attractive and affordable floor that will stand the test of time and be kind to the environment, then eucalyptus is the right choice for you.

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    Moisture Resistant

    If you want a floor that can be installed in an area of the country with high humidity (i.e., Florida) or a room in your house with a a lot of moisture (i.e., kitchen, bathroom, basement), then eucalyptus floors are the perfect fit for you.

    The eucalyptus plants are grown in the humid, tropical regions of South America, Australia, and Asia, so they are already adapted to a little moisture in the air. This means they can easily stand up to a little water or moisture. In most cases, they do better than hardwoods in areas of high humidity.

    Always check with your manufacturer to make sure you can install the eucalyptus floors in the place you want. They may advise on a specific installation method, using only engineered eucalyptus floors, or take some other precautions in humid areas. Failure to abide by the instructions could void your warranty.

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    If you’re looking to save money, eucalyptus floors will be a great investment for you. Not only are they roughly half the price of hardwood floors, but they’re also easy to install for a DIY-er and will last so much longer. This means you’ll save money initially as well as down the road.

    Also, the price will only go down as eucalyptus floors get more popular with consumers. Win-win.

    The reason it costs so little? Because eucalyptus trees grow more quickly than hardwood trees, the supply is less strained. Less demand for resources means less cost to the consumer, just like with any product from gasoline to the latest Barbie doll.

  • 3

    With the threat of indoor air pollution on the rise, you’ll want to make sure that the products that you bring into your house aren’t making the problem worse. That’s why you should ensure that your eucalyptus flooring seller is meeting strict standards about the emissions of VOCs. Look for Floorscore certification on the brand you’re considering.

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    One of the key advantages of eucalyptus flooring is that it can withstand the punishment of everyday life. That doesn’t mean you can leave them to do your tax return or balance your checkbook. But it does mean that eucalyptus floors will be able to take all that your family has to throw at it.

    That’s right; eucalyptus floors can withstand your…

    • daughter’s soccer team as they run through to the backyard
    • son’s band, even if the bass does seem to be shaking the house,
    • pets, both big and small!

    How? Well, simply put, strand woven eucalyptus floors are a huge two times harder than red oak. Even regular (not strand woven) eucalyptus floors are stronger than most hardwoods, and they can last for years or even decades without needing repairing or replacing.

  • 5

    Eucalyptus floors are beautiful, whether you choose the planks’ natural look or alter them to fit in with your existing décor. This is a great thing for you since it will make you feel happier with your house’s look, but it will also add to the value of your home should you ever have to sell.

    Eucalyptus floors can be altered using various textures, colors, and glosses to suit anyone’s style, whether you want light modern vibes or a rustic frontier look. All you have to do is choose from your manufacturer’s vast collection.

    You can even personalize the floor to your specific taste during installation by choosing how to layout your planks, which will vary slightly according to the individual eucalyptus tree’s growth patterns.

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    Easy to install

    There are three methods of installation for eucalyptus floors: glue down, nail down and float. Each one is simple enough for a DIY novice to undertake and can be completed in just one day, leaving you more money and time to enjoy yourself. If you want to learn how to install a eucalyptus floor in your house yourself, look no further.

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    Low Maintenance

    No one wants to spend their precious time cleaning or repairing their floor. We all have better things to do, whether that’s watching TV, playing sports, or even just sleeping in on a Sunday. Why should we have to waste that time doing things for our floors?

    Well, we don’t think you should have to. Eucalyptus floors are a great low maintenance option for today’s busy lifestyles, leaving you more time to do what you want. As mentioned above, they’re resistant to moisture and highly durable, so there are less cleaning and more time between repairs.

    Want to know how easy it is to clean eucalyptus floors? Sweep or vacuum them once a week. If you feel that the eucalyptus floors need a more intense cleaning, you can go over them with a lightly damp mop. Or you can use specialized hardwood floor cleaning products.

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    If you want proof of the durability of eucalyptus floors, then take a look at your warranty. Most eucalyptus floors come with a minimum 25-year warranty; if something goes wrong with the floor during that time, you can get your money back.

    That’s the kind of confidence you want from someone selling you a floor! You don’t want to replace such a massive item every few years. Aside from the money, it’s way too much of a hassle to keep clearing the room.

    Of course, the warranty will be voided if you do something to cause the damage. Or in the case of a natural disaster.

  • 9

    If you’re looking for a floor that is kind to the environment, eucalyptus flooring is a fantastic choice for many reasons. Let’s look at just a few of the reasons why eucalyptus is greener than the average flooring material:

    • Doesn’t harm koalas: Everybody knows that eucalyptus is the main food for koalas, but you may not know that using eucalyptus for flooring doesn’t starve any adorable marsupials. You see, it’s rare that koalas live outside of Australia. The commercial eucalyptus industry operates mainly out of Asia and South America. Therefore, the koalas will not be getting their fluffy paws on that eucalyptus anyway.
    • Sustainable growth: Eucalyptus trees should always be grown suitably without harming the local environment or the people that live there. As such, check out your manufacturer’s environmental certifications and make sure they’re harvested from well-managed forests, or lay out an extra $1-$2 per sq ft and request a custom order certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) (most high-quality brands offer this option but there may be a lead time and minimum order quantity required).
    • Rapidly renewable resource: Eucalyptus takes about 3-10 years to reach full maturity, which means that when it is cut down to be made into floorboards, less damage is done to the surrounding environment. Compare this with hardwood trees, which take around 50 years to reach maturity, and you’ll see that uprooting them could be an environmental disaster.
    • Uses fewer resources: Due to their rapid growth time, eucalyptus trees actually use far fewer resources (i.e., water and fertilizer) than hardwood trees.
    • Gentle cleaning: Because you don’t have to use harsh chemicals on eucalyptus floors to keep them clean, you won’t be contributing to air pollution (with chemical vapors) or water pollution (from tipping the cleaning solution down the drain).
    • A staggered growing season: Unlike most plants, eucalyptus trees can be grown throughout the year; decreasing damage to the local eco-system helps reduce soil erosion, habitat destruction and maintains water quality.
    • Shorter shipping time: While most eucalyptus that grows commercially comes from China, it’s more environmentally friendly to choose those than all-American hardwoods. You see, China is the world manufacturing hub for floors because it’s cheaper there. And the fact that there aren’t any manufacturing plants in the USA. Even many of the hardwoods sourced in the Americas have to be shipped to China for milling and finishing and before they make it into your home.

The disadvantages of eucalyptus flooring

As with all things in life, there are some cons to eucalyptus floors. These disadvantages are only seen when you compare eucalyptus to bamboo floors. When compared to hardwood floors, eucalyptus comes out on top in every way.

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    Slightly more expensive than bamboo

    While eucalyptus flooring is roughly half the hardwood flooring cost, bamboo does have a competitive edge in terms of pricing. Bamboo flooring is only one-third the cost of hardwood flooring, making it roughly 20% cheaper than eucalyptus flooring. However, considering how low cost both eucalyptus and bamboo flooring are, it probably won’t make a lot of difference to your overall cost.

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    Less widely available

    It’s hardly the fault of the eucalyptus floor itself, but it’s not widely available in traditional flooring retailers across the US. Thus, those who want to purchase eucalyptus flooring are often choosing to go online to search for a variety of options.

Eucalyptus Flooring FAQs

As one of the top suppliers of eucalyptus flooring in the US, people often contact us with questions about our products. Whether you want a floor that looks brilliant and is built to last or would like to help save the planet by choosing a sustainable material, eucalyptus is certainly one option to consider. It looks great in almost any room, adding class and style to a wide range of properties from residential and municipal buildings to commercial office blocks. Eucalyptus flooring brings finesse to any modern dwelling, complements the timelessness of older homes. and is ideal for homes and even commercial installations such as chic reception areas. Like bamboo, its hardness makes it suitable for busy environments such as restaurants or bars. Throw in the low cost and ease of installation, and you won’t find any other type of flooring that covers all the bases like Eucalyptus and bamboo flooring do. Answers to your top eucalyptus flooring questions:

There are two different types of eucalyptus flooring – traditional and strand woven. Traditional is made up of planks like traditional flooring and usually comes in a tongue-and-groove construction that is fairly easy to install. Strand woven is slightly different in that it is comprised of strips of eucalyptus that are pressed together under high heat and pressure to produce high-density planks. This process produces a material that looks the same but is, in fact, a lot harder. The planks come in click-and-lock or tongue-and-groove and are suitable for high-traffic areas and commercial locations.

There are a variety of patterns and marbling that comes with strand woven eucalyptus flooring. Each one is different, and you can be sure that what you have is unique to your home. Colors vary and provide a great look for any property, new or old.

All three provide a great, stylish flooring for any home, but there are some important differences. Real hardwood flooring, like oak, is more expensive, less durable, and less sustainable. Because of their speed of growth, both bamboo and eucalyptus are considered greener options. Strand woven eucalyptus is highly durable and costs much less than hardwood, but slightly more than bamboo. Apart from that, the difference between eucalyptus and bamboo is largely aesthetic. They both are installed and maintained much like traditional hardwood flooring.

Eucalyptus flooring is one of the cheapest options if you want a sustainable and great looking product that lasts for a long time. Prices vary in the $4-$8 per square foot range. This compares favorably with the bamboo flooring we also supply at Ambient.

Eucalyptus flooring is just as easy to install as any other form of hardwood and comes in both click and lock and tongue and groove (How to Install a Eucalyptus Floor in Your House). Much depends on the difficulty level of the job you want to be done, and even if you have some decent DIY skills, you may want to consider getting a professional to perform the installation for you. There are three different methods for installation: glue down, nail down, and floating tongue-and-grove. A lot also depends on the surface that is being prepared for laying your floor.

Because it is incredibly hard, eucalyptus flooring is ideal for a variety of households. It can easily cope with busy homes with children and pets and with its great scratch resistance is also ideal for offices, salons, and studios. Because it doesn’t expand due to moisture as much as other hardwoods, eucalyptus can also be installed in basements as long as the installation instructions are followed correctly.

Maintaining your eucalyptus floor is pretty simple, and a little care and attention will ensure that it lasts for a long time and keeps its sheen. You won’t need to use harsh cleaners on it, and generally, a weekly once-over with a vacuum or brush should do the job. For deeper cleans, you can use a suitable hardwood cleaner. If you do spill liquid onto the surface, then wipe it up immediately with a dry cloth. Finally, it’s always a good idea to have welcome mats by outside doors so people can wipe their feet.

Why Choose Eucalyptus Flooring from Ambient®?

  • Safe for Families of All Sizes - Our products are independently tested on an annual basis to ensure that we meet and exceed all indoor air safety standards. In addition to being safe for you, our ultra-low VOC floors have earned FSC Pure Certification in the past and are harvested from well-managed forests.
  • Endures Through Use - Due to its incredible hardness, stranded eucalyptus hardwood flooring is ideal for families with active lifestyles and pets or children. Eucalyptus is known for its toughness and ability to resist dents, making eucalyptus hardwood floors an excellent choice—thanks to its durability, you can rest assured knowing your floor will hold up through the years no matter what life throws your way.
  • Easy to Clean like Bamboo - The main difference between bamboo flooring and eucalyptus flooring is the aesthetic. In eucalyptus you see the knots of the eucalyptus tree (small round marks), whereas in bamboo you see the nodes of the bamboo culms. Other than that, there's really no difference—eucalyptus and bamboo are both installed and maintained the same as traditional hardwood floors, and they are very easy to maintain and clean.
  • Free Samples - You can even request free flooring samples right on this site. Yes, that’s right—we’ll send the samples at absolutely no cost to you.

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When you’re putting in new floors, you want something that looks as beautiful as it is safe and durable—bonus points if it’s sustainable! Whatever you’re looking for, our eucalyptus hardwood flooring will be perfect in your space!

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