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Eucalyptus Flooring FAQs

Eucalyptus flooring has been gaining in popularity in recent years, and it’s a request that is being heard more and more often by flooring contractors.  You can be sure that eucalyptus flooring is something much more than a passing trend, though.  It is renewable, durable, and affordable, and we are positive that this eco-conscious flooring option is here to stay.

How is eucalyptus flooring installed?

Eucalyptus flooring is installed in the same manner that you would install any other type of plank flooring.  Here, you generally have three options:  glue down method, nail down method, and click-lock.  If you’re new to the world of eucalyptus floors, you shouldn’t be intimidated at all.  A member of the Bildermann’s team is more than happy to help you determine the right type of installation for your project.

Are eucalyptus floors generally difficult to maintain?

Absolutely not!  Similar to other types of hard flooring, you should avoid waxing or wet mopping (which is a dream come true for some home owners). Dust mopping or using a cleaner specifically designed for these types of floors is your best bet.  Otherwise, you’ll just want to suggest that your clients take all of the usual necessary precautions.  Heavy items should be lifted, not pulled across the floor, and it’s always wise to use felt pads under furniture with wooden feet or legs.

Due to its superior hardness and durability, you and your clients can be sure that these floors will remain beautiful for years to come.

Are there any obvious differences between bamboo and eucalyptus floors?

Both of these flooring options are a wise choice for any home or business.  They are both responsibly harvested from sources that are extremely renewable.  They also both offer a hardness that is far superior to many of the traditional wood flooring options, and they are much more affordable.

The primary difference between the two is aesthetic – eucalyptus has knots while bamboo has nodes.  Eeucalyptus is a type of tree that is known for its rapid regrowth, whereas bamboo is a grass that is woven together to give you that signature bamboo aesthetic.  Both types perform well in almost any surroundings.

What colors are available for eucalyptus flooring?

There are a variety of eucalyptus flooring color choices, and we’re always adding something new to our collection.  Be sure to check out the “Our Products” section of our website or join our mailing list to be the first to know about new product releases.

How does eucalyptus flooring compare to other types of hardwood floors?

As we mentioned, eucalyptus is a rapidly renewable tree, which means that it’s a much more responsible choice than traditional hard woods. Aesthetically, eucalyptus (due to the strand weaving process that is used during manufacturing) offers a beauty and shine that easily rivals other types of wood floors.  Lastly, it is also a superior choice, economically speaking.  With eucalyptus flooring, you can cover a much larger area on a much tighter budget.

In terms of hardness, our eucalyptus floors have been found to be as much as three times harder than oak, which is often referred to as the “standard” for hardness of wood floors.

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