Cypress Australian

Cypress Australian Wood Flooring
Sample above is .75" by 3.25" inch square-edge solid strip. Top portion is finished with water-base urethane; bottom with oil-modified polyurethane.
Appearance

Color: Cream-colored sapwood; heartwood is honey-gold to brown with darker knots throughout. 
Grain: Closed 
Variations Within Species and Grades: High degree of color variability

Properties

Hardness/Janka: 1375%; harder than Northern red oak. 
Dimensional Stability: Excellent (change coefficient .00162; 56% more stable than red oak). However, actual installations have demonstrated significant movement in use. 
Durability: Excellent.

Workability

Sawing/Machining: Good machining qualities. 
Sanding: Sands satisfactorily 
Nailing: Can be brittle (like Brazilian cherry); splits easily. 
Finishing: No known problems. 
Comments: Respiratory allergic potential.