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 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.
- available in solid wood or in an engineered wood floor
- oak floorboards are available in various widths
- many color finishes are possible
- This engineered floor is perfectly suitable for underfloor heating.
French Oak Product Specifications
|Wood Species:||French Oak (Quercus Petrea)|
|Dimensions & tolerances:||Tolerances allowed only for unavoidable machining inaccuracies and variations in air humidity and structural differences.|
|Parallelism: Moisture percentage: 7 – 11%||± 0,1mm per 500mm length|
|Toleranties regarding sorting:||Knots||Max. 1 per m1, with max. of 25mm diameter.|
|Growth Defects||Max. 10mm wide|
|Open defects||Max. 1 per 2m1, with max of 5mm diameter|
|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.