Tasmanian Oak is light in colour, varying from straw to reddish brown with intermediate shades of cream to pink. It is recognised for its excellent staining qualities, which allow ready matching with other timbers, finishes or furnishings.
Timber of choice for the flooring at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, Albert Park.
Tasmanian Oak flooring was chosen for the bulk of the project. It was used in the eight basketball courts area, in the large badminton courts area and in the gymnasiums. It was chosen because: there was significant precedence for its use; it was available in large quantity with reasonable consistency; and could be supplied economically.
It can be used in all forms of construction as scantlings, paneling and flooring, and can be glue-laminated to cover long spans. Veneers, plywood and engineered products are also available.