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Eucalyptus Flooring

Eucalyptus flooring is a fantastic option for those seeking a durable, affordable, and eco-friendly flooring solution. With the knots of the eucalyptus tree, our flooring provides a natural and elegant look that complements any decor. But don't let its looks fool you. Eucalyptus hardwood flooring is as tough as nails, providing a sturdy finish and construction that can withstand daily wear and tear.

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Features of Eucalyptus Flooring

  • toughest hardwood

    TOUGHEST HARDWOOD

    Strand woven eucalyptus floors rate alongside bamboo as the most dent resistant hardwoods.

  • sustainable flooring

    SUSTAINABLE FLOORING

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

  • unique look

    UNIQUE LOOK

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

  • no formaldehyde

    OPTIONS FOR YOU

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

What is Eucalyptus Flooring?

Although Eucalyptus trees are typically associated with Australia, they can actually be found in over 700 different species worldwide, including in the USA. Recently, eucalyptus flooring has become increasingly popular. At Ambient®, we offer strand-woven flooring made from eucalyptus strands that are expertly pressed together under intense heat and pressure. This process fuses the wood fibers into a stunning plank that's significantly harder than regular eucalyptus and boasts an intricate grain. The compression process also produces unique and beautiful patterns, adding a touch of distinction to any floor.

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Eucalyptus Floors Are Extremely Hard And Rapidly Renewable

  • Strand woven eucalyptus flooring is a stunning option that resembles a tropical mahogany but offers exceptional durability, boasting more than twice the hardness of red oak. Not only is eucalyptus an aesthetically pleasing choice, it is also environmentally conscious, being a rapidly renewable hardwood.
  • Choosing eucalyptus for your flooring needs not only benefits your home, but also helps the planet. The eucalyptus can re-grow in as little as 3-4 years at which time it is harvested for optimum hardness and maturity.

Comparing bamboo and eucalyptus floors

Similarities

  • Both bamboo flooring and eucalyptus flooring are more sustainable and eco-friendly than traditional hardwoods, as they both regenerate within 3-5 years.
  • Both go through a compression technique to create planks that are strong and durable.
  • Both offer equal hardness and durability characteristics.
  • Both are installed in the same manner as traditional hardwoods: they can be glued down, nailed down, and in the case of engineered eucalyptus, floated.

Differences

  • Bamboo is a grass, while eucalyptus is a hardwood.
  • Eucalyptus tends to be slightly more expensive than bamboo.
  • Eucalyptus shows the tree's circular knots and is more grainy, while bamboo (less so) shows the culm's nodes.

Manufacturing Process

  • Both bamboo and eucalyptus strands are woven and then compressed at extremely high temperatures to achieve fusion and strength.
  • Both are milled and finished in the same manner, a trait they share with conventional hardwood flooring.

The Pros and Cons of Eucalyptus Flooring

The Advantages of Eucalyptus Flooring

  • Affordable

    Eucalyptus floors are a great option for budget-conscious homeowners. Not only are they around half the price of hardwood floors, but they are also easy to install for a DIY-er, making them a great investment.

    As eucalyptus flooring grows in popularity with consumers, the price is likely to decrease further. The reason eucalyptus floors are less expensive than hardwood is that the eucalyptus tree grows faster, so supply is less constrained.

  • Safe

    With concerns about indoor air pollution, it's essential to ensure that products brought into the home are safe. Eucalyptus flooring is an eco-friendly option with low VOC emissions. Be sure to look for Floorscore certification when considering a brand.

  • Durable

    Eucalyptus flooring can withstand the rigors of everyday life, making it an ideal choice for families with kids and pets. Strand woven eucalyptus floors are twice as hard as red oak, while regular eucalyptus floors are stronger than most hardwoods, making them last for years or even decades without the need for repairs or replacement.

  • Attractive

    Eucalyptus floors are beautiful and can be customized to fit your unique style. You can choose the natural look of the planks or modify them to match your existing décor by altering the texture, color, and gloss. During installation, you can personalize the floor to your specific taste by choosing how to layout your planks.

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  • Easy to install

    Eucalyptus flooring can be installed using three methods: glue down, nail down, and float. Each method is simple enough for a DIY novice to complete in just one day, leaving you more time and money to enjoy your beautiful new floors.

  • Low Maintenance

    Cleaning and maintaining eucalyptus floors are effortless, making them an excellent option for busy lifestyles. They are moisture-resistant, highly durable, and require less cleaning and fewer repairs than other types of flooring. Sweep or vacuum them once a week, and use a lightly damp mop for more intense cleaning.

  • Long-lasting

    Ambient® eucalyptus floors come with a lifetime finish and structural warranty, giving you peace of mind that you're investing in a durable and long-lasting product. If something goes wrong during that time, you can get your money back.

  • Eucalyptus Floors & Sustainability

    Eucalyptus flooring is a great choice if you're looking for an environmentally friendly option. Here are some reasons why:

    • Rapidly regrowth. Eucalyptus trees mature in 3-10 years, meaning less damage is done to the environment when they're cut down for flooring compared to hardwood trees, which can take 50 years to mature. Look for environmental certifications when choosing eucalyptus flooring to ensure that it's harvested from well-managed forests. Alternatively, you can choose a custom order certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) for an extra cost.
    • Uses fewer resources. Eucalyptus trees require fewer resources to grow, such as water and fertilizer, due to their rapid growth time.
    • Don't require harsh cleaning chemicals. Eucalyptus floors don't require harsh chemicals to keep them clean, which reduces air and water pollution.
    • Long 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.
    • Koalas aren't affected. 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.

The Disadvantages of Eucalyptus Flooring

  • Not suitable for wet environments

    While eucalyptus flooring is incredibly hard and dent-resistant, and some of our customers have installed it in kitchens and bathrooms, it can be damaged by standing water. Therefore we do not recommended it for use in kitchens, laundry rooms, bathrooms, mud rooms, or anywhere liquids will accumulate.

  • 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.

  • 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 a leading supplier of eucalyptus flooring in the US, we often receive inquiries about our products. Whether you're seeking a floor that boasts durability and aesthetic appeal or looking to make an eco-friendly choice, eucalyptus is an excellent option to consider. It complements the decor of virtually any room and adds a touch of elegance to a wide range of properties, including residential, municipal, and commercial office buildings. Eucalyptus flooring brings sophistication to modern homes, enhances the character of older homes, and is ideal for commercial installations like stylish reception areas. Its hardness makes it an excellent choice for high-traffic areas such as restaurants and bars. Additionally, eucalyptus and bamboo flooring are budget-friendly and easy to install, making them the go-to options for homeowners and business owners alike. Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about eucalyptus flooring:

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®?

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  • Indoor Air Safety. 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.
  • Durability. 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 Maintenance. Eucalyptus and bamboo flooring are installed and maintained the same way as traditional hardwood floors. They are also easy to maintain and clean, making them ideal for busy households.
  • Appealing Aesthetic. Eucalyptus flooring showcases the knots of the eucalyptus tree, and has a very unique grain that homeowners love.
  • Get Floor Samples You can request flooring samples from this page, and we'll send them to you at absolutely no cost. This allows you to see and feel the quality of our products before making a purchase.
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