While Cypress wood is technically a softwood by structural properties, it is widely accepted for use as a ‘hardwood’ flooring timber. Australian Cypress wood is a common growing softwood that is decay and termite resistant, extremely durable with no prior treatment process required and is a beautiful décor piece with its light-coloured appearance. Found in parts of western NSW and regions of central and southern Queensland, Cypress is an incredibly durable timber with up to a 40-year life expectancy for indoor applications.
Are you looking to incorporate cypress hardwood into your next hardwood flooring project? For the largest range of timber and hardwood building supplies, get in touch with Versace Timbers today! Call us on 07 3266 9000, send us an email at [email protected], or get in touch via the online form! Versace Timbers, quality timber and outstanding service since 1956.
Cypress Wood Characteristics
Australian Cypress, White Cypress Pine
While primarily harvested in natural regrowth forests in western NSW, these native trees can often be found in the southern forests of Queensland.
Cypress wood can vary in colour between boards, varying from light tan to dark brown.
Grain / Texture
Grain is straight with a uniform, medium texture. Can be slightly greasy or slick to the touch with a moderate natural lustre.
Is known to be very durable in standing up to decay and rot while also being resistant to insect attack.
675kgm3 @ 12% moisture content
Seasoned or Unseasoned: F4, F5 and F7
Durability Class 1 above ground (life expectancy of 40 years). Durability Class 2 below ground (life expectancy of 15-25 years).
Dries quickly, try to limit drying rate during early seasoning stages to avoid fine surface checking and rarely distort after drying.
Generally easy to work with although small, frequent knots throughout can cause occasional tear out. Will glue and finish well.
Cypress hardwood can occasionally cause severe allergic reactions while skin irritations and asthma-like symptoms are more common.
No treatment necessary
Construction: Light construction joinery, plywood formation
Decorative: Furniture and ‘hardwood’ flooring
Cypress wood at Versace Timbers
Our Cypress wood is sustainably sourced from domestic FSC certified suppliers. We carry our Cypress hardwood in T&G EM V1F 85×20. Visit our Timber Flooring Suppliers page to see our range or to learn more.
What is Cypress Hardwood Used for?
Cypress Wood in Timber Flooring
Cypress hardwood is a high-quality, durable ‘hardwood’ that has been used in timber flooring in Australian homes for decades. It requires no prior treatment and has a beautiful light brown to dark brown appearance which makes it great for every room in any style of home.
Cypress Wood in Construction
While not dense enough to be used in larger trusses or structural timber applications Versace Timbers’ Cypress wood is available for most home extension or renovation projects. Our timber flooring suppliers stock a range of Cypress feature panels, perfect for restoring or renovating an old Queenslander home.
Wanting to learn more about cypress hardwood for your next hardwood flooring project? For the largest range of timber and hardwood building supplies, get in touch with Versace Timbers today! Call us on 07 3266 9000, send us an email at [email protected], or get in touch via the online form! Versace Timbers, quality timber and outstanding service since 1956.