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Highland Beech

Highland Beech Flooring SpeciesHighland beech is the name used for a mixture of eucalyptus laevopinea, mullerana, andrewsii and related eucalyptus species.

Names and Scientific Names:
Silvertop Stringybark (Eucalyptus laevopinea)
Yellow Stringybark (Eucalyptus mullerana)
New England Blackbutt (Eucalyptus andrewsii)

Origin:
Australia

Appearance:
The coloration of this wood flooring option varies from a light tan to golden brown in appearance. This variety is commonly straight grained.

Properties:
Highland beech should be stained and/or sealed to prevent against attack from boring insects. The product dries easily yet sometimes yields distortion in the graining from the process.

Janka Hardness: 1686
Highland beech is a hard and durable flooring option. It is about ninety-eight percent as hard as African padauk, close to two thirds harder than black walnut, is roughly thirty percent harder than red oak, and close to seventy-six percent as hard as santos mahogany's ranking of 2200.

Workability:
Highland beech cuts rather cleanly and easily. This wood is easily nailed yet can occasionally split in the process. These species sand well and take a satisfactory stain.

Principal Uses:
The uses for the species comprising this variety include flooring, joinery, and general construction.

 

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