French Oak Wood

French oak wood has a calm structure featured in the beautiful flame grain pattern of the wood. The so-called 'cat paws' (small tassels) are characterizing for French oak. This wood species has a more calm grain pattern compared to rustic oak, because there are fewer and smaller knots allowed.

French Oak Floor

French Oak Flooring Options

This type of wood is among the most popular European hardwoods and is characterized by its yellow to brown cognac color. This gives a warm, cosy glow to your home.

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French Oak Product Specifications

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.

Solid:     20mm
Robin:    6mm top layer
Vincent: 4mm top layer
Floortje: 3mm top layer

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Solid:      800 – 2500mm
Robin:    2000 - 5000mm
Vincent: 2000- 2400mm
Floortje: 2000 - 2200mm

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

Solid:     160 – 220mm
Robin:    100 - 400mm
Vincent:   70 - 280mm
Floortje: 180 or 220mm

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Parallelism: Moisture percentage: 7 – 11% ± 0,1mm per 500mm length
Toleranties regarding sorting: Knots Max. 1 per m1, with max. of 25mm diameter.
Sapwood Not allowed
Heartwood Not allowed
Growth Defects Max. 10mm wide
Open defects Max. 1 per 2m1, with max of 5mm diameter
Stains Limited
Mold Very limited
Dry slats Not allowed
Pin holes Not allowed
Cracks short side Not allowed
Cracks in the plank Not 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.