Marri – fast facts
Predominant colour tones
Cream with pale to mid brown tones, strong presence of black gum vein in this species. generally the overall appearance of marri floors is a reasonably consistent colour however there can be considerable variation in colour tones between individual boards
(note as timber is a natural product we can only indicate general colours as these can vary considerably between batches and suppliers)
Grain tends to be interlocked or wavy with a medium to coarse texture. Many boards contain gum pockets or streaks as a naturally-occurring defect. Marri can also exhibit a curly figure
What’s good about this timber
A unique timber that will grab attention and works well in “rustic”, “industrial” and “Hamptons” décor styles.
Light tones with the contrasting dark gum vein makes for a spectacular presentation.
As a local WA timber Marri is well priced.
Contrasting gum veins help to hide dirt and dust when the floor has not been cleaned.
What to be wary of with this timber
Gum veins can be a little overbearing in feature grade.
With a janka rating of 7.1 this timber is a little more susceptible to denting than other hardwood timbers, although this is still harder than imported Oaks
|Timber Floor Type||Availability|
|solid timber floors||Yes, in many grades and widths|
|engineered timber floors||Available but not common|
|parquetry||Rarely available as a standard product but can be machined for custom projects|
|laminate / vinyl plank / rigid plank||Not available|