Metaefficient Hardwood Substitute: Eucalyptus

Lifeware Eucalyptus Bench
Eucalyptus is a very inexpensive hardwood and is comparable to teak or cherry in its strength and durability. Eucalyptus GrandisEucalyptus, however, grows quickly and can be sustainably harvested on plantations.

Its density, straight grain, smooth finish, and honey color make it an excellent choice for flooring and outdoor furniture.

Creative Woodwork International makes folding, transforming, outdoor furniture, such as the bench above, using plantation eucalyptus.

Lyptus® is the trademarked name for a hybrid of two eucalyptus species, Eucalyptus grandis and Eucalyptus urophylla. Lyptus FlooringThe trees are grown on plantations in South America alongside reintroduced indigenous trees that preserve native ecosystems. Lyptus is manufactured by Aracruz Wood Products in Bahia, Brazil and distributed in North America by Weyerhaeuser. It can be used for cabinetry, flooring and panelling.

Eucalyptus Grandis Leaves

Lifewood Homepage: Creative Woodwork International

Lyptus Homage: Weyerhaeuser

Eucalyptus retailer: Rockler.Com

Comments 4

  1. Dear Reader,
    This customers complaint is absolutely false. This customer ordered flooring from Floormall.com and installed over 100 sq feet. After installing this amount she decided she did not like the width of the flooring she purchased. If we delivered flooring in terrible shape then 1. why did she accept the delivery? 2. why did she install it? If she would of read our Terms and Policies at
    http://www.floormall.com/disclaimer.php she would of seen that once you install your flooring, (especially 100 sqft of it), you can not return it. That is the industry standard. This customer has also filed 2 complaints with the Virginia Commonwealths Attorneys office. Of course they sided in Floormall.coms favor. If you would like to see the letter as proof to this customers false claims please email us directly at customerservice@floormall.com, subject Virginia Commonwealth letter. As a potential customer to any business you are very fortunate to do your do-diligence on the company you purchase from. Unfortunately as a business owner you can not do your do-diligence on your customer base. If we had the opportunity to sell to this customer again we would definately refer this customer to our competitors.
    Thank you for your time,

    Mar Henderson
    CEO and President
    800-313-1107 ext 109

  2. In my purchase from Floormall.com/HardwoodBrokers.com, the flooring quality and customer service were both very poor. My installer said the wood was defective and spoke with my sales person. After that, Floormall.com refused to accept or return my calls. I went to their office and they called the police and said I was going to be put in jail and my children (who were there) would be put in Child Protective Services!

    I contacted the manufacturer directly; who decided the defective flooring should be returned. NOT AT MY REQUEST! Floormall.com refused to give me a full refund. They then changed their return policy and kept over $3,000. They have a Warranty policy that states they’ll honor the Manufacturers guidelines, but refuse to even acknowledge a problem with the flooring.

    I bought the SAME flooring elsewhere and it installed beautifully! The BBB has complaints against this company. In a letter to Consumer Affairs office, Floormall.com said I was mentally unstable. That’s slander! We’ll be going to court in November to resolve this.

    You deserve a company that will help you and respond to problems… not abandon you. Find another hardwood company or have your installer order the flooring.

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