Classic French Oak Wood

Classique French oak is characterized by its yellow brown cognac color. The classic form of French oak has the busiest French oak grain pattern. This means that there are large knots and may also be areas of the heart of the tree to come in the grain pattern of the floorboards. This gives the oak floor an 'old' and exuberant character. Classique French oak is widely used in older homes and farms.

Classic French oak flooring

French oak flooring options

Floors of classique French oak are available in solid wood flooring or parquet. The floorboards are available from 140 mm to 380 mm. The wood floors are available in dozens of colors and various finishes, so we can always construct a floor that suits your needs. The floors are easy to use because they are pretty hard and will not be damaged immediately when used intensively. The floors can be used both in very modern housing in combination with one of the many color finishes or a natural version of a rural atmosphere.

A floor of oak wood is perfect for a combination underfloor heating.

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Classic French Oak Product Specifications

Classic French Oak contains everything from a tree and has unlimited sapwood, knots, wormholes, head and body cracks and heart. A wooden floor with a lot of character that displays the raw nature of the entire tree.

Wood Species: French Oak (Quercus Petrea)
Janka Hardness: 6280N
Bonding: Good
Growth Area: France
Dimensions & tolerances: Tolerances allowed only for unavoidable machining inaccuracies and variations in air humidity and structural differences.

Thickness:
Solid:     20mm
Robin:    6mm top layer
Vincent: 4mm top layer

Tolerance:
± 0,1mm
± 0,1mm
± 0,1mm

Length:
Solid:      800 – 2500mm
Robin:    2000 - 5000mm
Vincent: 2000- 2400mm


75% longer than 150cm
75% longer than 150cm
75% longer than 150cm

Width:
Solid:     160 – 220mm
Robin:    100 - 400mm
Vincent:   70 - 280mm

Tolerance:
± 0,1mm
± 0,1mm
± 0,1mm

Parallelism: Moisture percentage: 7 – 11% ± 0,1mm per 500mm length
Toleranties regarding sorting: Knots Healthy knots, deformations and unhealthy knots allowed. Number of knots per m1 unlimited allowed
Sapwood Allowed
Heartwood Allowed
Growth Defects Max. 40mm wide
Open defects Limited
Stains Limited
Mold Limited
Dry slats Not allowed
Pin holes Not allowed
Cracks short side Surface and short side cracks are permitted
Cracks in the plank Allowed
Tolerances regarding shape: Squareness Rectangular, tolerance ± 4% compared to width
Bend Length* 1mm per 1000mm length
Height of curvature** 1mm per 500mm length
Cupping*** Concave and convex less than 1mm

*curvature perpendicular to the longitudinal axis in the horizontal plane (banana formation).
**curvature perpendicular to the longitudinal axis in the vertical plane (wave-formation).
***longitudinal axis curvature.

Implementation: Provided with tongue and groove, and at least three stress grooves on the underside. Long visible sides are provided with inclined edge (bevel): 2.5mm at an angle of 45 °. Fit of tongue and groove: handshake, light clamping, difference in height at visible side is 0.1 mm max.

Imperfections: There is no single piece of wood that is exactly the same as another. Solid wood flooring is a natural product and therefore the surface features may differ from the product specifications listed above. In total, approximately 2.5% deviation is allowed from what is stated above.