Spotted Gum

Species:   Eucalyptus maculata
An Australian hardwood Spotted Gum floor demands your attention when you step onto it.  A flow of beautiful tones, from blond through to deep chocolate, highlights of greys and rich reds, with low lights of softest pink hues… it can be as bold or subtle as you wish for your home.

And your Spotted Gum floorboards will remain looking as stunning on day one, as they will forever, with Lifewood’s revolutionary Stabilised Solid technology. Scientifically developed and embodying years of experience with timber milling, a Stabilised Solid board has a patented, engineered core, which stops the boards and floor from cupping or warping due to the reaction of moisture with the natural timber product.

The Stabilised Solid core is secured between a thick layer on top of the best quality and most beautiful looking part of the Spotted Gum timber, and the base, which is a whole plank of the same uninterrupted timber.  Using the same timber type for the whole floorboard creates balance and in harmony within the board, and incredible stability. It is also the most environmentally sustainable flooring practice in the world.

Throughout the boards construction are multiple moisture barriers, with all layers bonded together with emission-safe glue.  On the finished product, all six sides of each and every floorboard are coated in an extra moisture barrier.

Your Lifewood Spotted Gum floor comes with a lifetime guarantee.

The history of spotted gum speaks to its durability.  Hard-wearing and resilient, spotted gum was used heavily for shipbuilding, construction, agricultural machinery and, of course, flooring. Nowadays you will find it used everywhere – indoors, outdoors and structurally. You will see it in industry, used for wharf and bridge construction and in railway sleepers, and residentially in decks, frames, cladding, interior lining and of course, in beautiful spotted gum flooring.

Lifewood also offers Spotted Gum staircases, which are a majestic compliment to Spotted Gum flooring in any home.

Spotted gum grows naturally in the forests of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. It has also been introduced in Western Australian and South Australia.  Lifewood sources it’s spotted gum flooring timber from the mid-north coast of NSW.

Appropriate for fire-prone areas, spotted gum timber that is greater than 18mm thick does not require fire retardant treatment. This hardwood has a very high durability against heavy traffic and is great for active families and those with pets.

Choose from satin or semi-gloss finishes that are scratch resistant and hard wearing, and which enhance the beautiful grain and colour of spotted gum without cloudiness or an overly-reflective high gloss.

Features of a Lifewood Spotted Gum floor …


Spotted Gum timber flooring is more varied in colour than the timbers in the rest of our range, which has become one of its more attractive features, displaying colour tones ranging from creams and rich browns to browns with grey undertones.


Timber hardness is measured in a Janka rating, and each species of timber is given a rating. The higher the kN number, the greater the hardness.
Spotted Gum has a rating of 11kN.


Floorboard thickness      15mm
Floorboard width             130 – 180mm
Floorboard length            1820 – 2100mm
Stair nosing length           1800mm
Splay beading length       1800mm

A Lifewood floor is a lifetime choice, so we back it up with a warranty to match … lifetime cover.

Visit the Lifewood family in the award-winning timber flooring showroom in Perth, to experience and visualise how an amazing floor can transform your life. We aim to make buying timber floors easy, enjoyable and convenient - all you have to do is choose something beautiful and Lifewood will do the rest.

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Lifewood Handcrafted Flooring

Phone   (08) 9445 9011
Showroom   18 Hector Street West
Osborne Park,  Western Australia 6017