Friday, 28 August 2020



For many years, I managed a retail woodworking store where I purchased and sold some of the most beautiful and rarest woods in the entire world. As such, I could truly enjoy wood floors made from these unique species. Oak trees are one of the dominant broad-leaved species of temperate Europe. European Oak is native across the UK, Europe, Asia Minor and Northern Africa. The trees grow 20-30 m in height with diameters ranging from 40-80 cm. European White Oak is one of the most significant hardwoods and can be mainly used for flooring and furniture. It's also used for stairs, windows and doors and also for external paneling. Oak timber is frequently used for furniture and cabinetmaking, quality joinery including church pews and pulpits, office furniture, kitchen cabinets, floors (like parquet), coffins, boats and truck bodies, cooperage for wines, cognac and beer.

The European oak has a method which involves taking a"square" from the center of a log, known as a cant, and slicing it straight through. Additionally, it has a slower growing cycle, which generates a tighter grain. In fact, Oak is the staple of the timber industry, by far the hottest specie and most widely used within our culture. European oak is quite durable and extremely resistant to preservative treatments, the sapwood is permeable. The timbers acidic nature will affect metals in direct touch and cause rust.

We take great pride in every single European oak floorboard we've sold. If you are a homeowner, fine furniture manufacturer, architectural millwork firm, cupboard company, musical instrument maker or any user of fine wood, please look no further. Our graceful European walnut flooring will explain to you why it's among the best timber floors on the planet.

If you would like to appreciate more of European oak flooring please refer to Grand Oak's oak flooring products.

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