Have you ever wondered where your oak flooring comes from? When many people think of oak flooring, they think of the classic red-hued wood with a tight grain that is so popular in America. But what many people don't know is that oak flooring can be made into many different colors and styles, each with its own unique history and story. Our wide plank engineered Euro French oak flooring is sustainably sourced right from the heart of French oak forests,
where the climate and soil create the perfect conditions for growing these majestic trees. In this post, we'll take a closer look at the history and origins of our Euro oak flooring. We want to also illustrate how these floors perform well in the categories of durability and design for an extraordinary interior fashion statement. So if you're thinking of adding some new oak floors to your space, be sure to keep reading!
The oak is a tree that has been known for its strength and height regardless of where in the world it is found, all due to it being a slow growing tree species. They can commonly grow to heights exceeding 60 feet and can reach upwards of 140 feet. Although multiple countries worldwide are producing oak flooring such as Russia, China, Germany and the US, French oak has a unique history all to itself. The inventor of parquet flooring, France has been making wood floors since the 16th century.
Because of France’s uniquely rich soil and climate, French oak trees and the flooring they produce have arguably the highest quality, richest history and most sophisticated reputation of all other oak found. We call our version of these floors Euro oak, but indeed they are made from tried and true French oak timbers.
Compared to American oak, French oak generally has a little darker tone. Also, the extra hardness of Euro oak causes it to be less likely to expand and contract, ensuring fewer splits, cracks, and movement.
The grain in Euro oak is wavier than the oak found in the US creating slightly higher character marks. And considering the oak trees in Europe can grow slightly taller and the sapwood grows a bit wider, the flooring can often produce wider and longer planks.
French Euro oak flooring is becoming an increasingly popular option for those looking for something a little different.
And we are one of the few manufacturers making it into engineered flooring, making it durable, beautiful, and great for any climate because of its extra moisture barrier. Expect the colors to include pal browns and tans with darker grain features. These floors can be used in any room of a house, and they are perfect for both residential and commercial applications.
You can see in this kitchen space that even in a high traffic area these floors remain durable.
The french oak in this classy and chic bedroom make this space absolutely relaxing and therapeutic.
If you're like most homeowners, you take great pride in your home. Not only is it a place to relax and unwind, but it's also a reflection of your personality and unique style. On a similar hand, if you are a typical business owner, you want your commercial space to be a place where customers can relax but you want your team to remain motivated and efficient. When it comes time to choose a flooring for your home or office, you want something that will not only look great but stand the test of time and endure through the demands that either your private or public life may bring. So when it comes to durability, endurance and maintainability, our Euro French engineered oak floors pass with the highest marks.
If you're interested in learning more about our Euro oak flooring, or if you're ready to get a quote for your next project, please don't hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to answer any questions you have and help you choose the perfect flooring for your home or business. Thanks for reading, and we hope you enjoy this glimpse into the history of our beautiful Euro (French) oak floors.