The species: Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) grows in only a small area of south western Australia, so it is a highly prized wood resource unique to Australia.
Jarrah: The milling process to produce flooring reveals the gorgeous colors of the red heartwood and the slightly paler sapwood. For homeowners, this hardwood provides additional desirable benefits of termite resistance, water resistance, and being a really hard, long wearing wood.
Jarrah Prestige: Due to the combination of beauty, strength, and rarity, Jarrah is prized as a prestige, high-end flooring.
Hardness: Janka rating - 1,910.
Working with Jarrah: Slightly interlocked grain and some fiddleback. Even and tight grain. Dense wood. Tools need to be nice and sharp.
Sourcing: Australian Jarrah is increasingly scarce. There will come a time when Jarrah flooring and lumber are no longer available anywhere. Ours comes from accredited Australian sources.