Cypress Timber Flooring Perth
Cypress is a small to medium sized softwood, widely grown in inland areas of New South Wales and Queensland, where there is moderate rainfall. It is extremely hardy and can survive in poor soil conditions. The tree grows from four to twelve metres in height, with a trunk up to fifty centimetres in diameter.
Where the soil and climate conditions are good, Cypress can grow to a height of twenty metres.
The properties of Cypress are more similar to a hardwood than a conifer. The heartwood ranges in colour from dark chocolate through to pale browns while the sapwood is pale yellow. Dark knot holes contrast with the heartwood and sapwood.
Its texture is very fine and even, the grain is straight and knots are very common.
Cypress has a distinctive and strongly persistent odour. It dries quickly but is prone to fine surface checking so reduction of the initial drying rate is necessary for dressed products in warm weather.