If you haven’t yet heard about European and French white oak wide plank flooring, we think it’s definitely time to change that. This could be one of the biggest trends in the flooring industry right now, and for many great reasons. You may hear both the terms “European” and “French” flooring used, but they are basically the same thing. They come primarily from France, Austria and Germany, and adhere to some of the old world styles of cutting.
Live Sawn Boards
Most of the boards for French and European white oak are live sawn, which utilizes almost all of the entire tree in creating this flooring material. This process allows for so little waste, it is becoming increasingly popular with those who choose green building, and it also makes this product more affordable than many other hardwood options. Other hardwoods are sawn differently, creating more waste and a more expensive end product for you, the consumer.
Wide Plank Option
The wide plank option really gives this flooring a unique look when combined with the live sawn process. Available in widths of up to fourteen inches, it can be added exquisitely to nearly any decor at all. From simple cabin homes to some of the most elegant high-end homes, French white oak works every time.
Durability is Important
And finally, one of the most important facts for any homeowner, this material is both sturdy and durable. It is highly resistant to cupping, and you might also find it harder to warp. As with all hardwood, it should never be installed below grade, as all woods expand and contract when exposed to excessive dampness, humidity or changes in temperature.
For more information, be sure to contact us at your convenience and let us know how we can help get you closer to the flooring of your dreams. We look forward to serving you!