Our softwoods Larch, Douglas Fir and Spruce
Larch from Styria
Larch is a typical montane tree growing naturally in the Alps. Ever since the 17th century the Larch has, however, also been planted for its sought after timber in the lowland, often growing in mixed forest. Larch is one of the hardest and heaviest softwoods and very versatile in its use. It is therefore popular wherever strength and durability are required, for instance as construction timber and in the manufacture of furniture and parquets.
Larch trees may reach heights of up to 50 m. They may reach diameters of 400 to 900 mm, depending on type and location. Some trees may reach an age of 800 years.
We source our Larch exclusively from PEFC certified plantations in Styria. Styrian Larch is characterised by its excellent structure of fine growth rings and its lovely colour. We will in principle not use Siberian Larch for our floorboards and parquet floors.
In our Catalogue you may find all our actual Larch finishes and dimensions at one glance.
Grading of Adler Larch parquet floorboards
Floorboards made from Larch exhibit a texture that is typical for this beautiful type of wood. Apart from healthy and soundly attached knots, also sometimes very dark in colour, this also includes knots plugged with dowels and repaired knots and small cracks. Resin pockets, sometimes filled, and small percentages of sapwood are also allowed.
Floorboards graded “Larch antique” may also exhibit drying cracks as well. These cracks originate during production and are considered quite normal.
Deluxe floorboards made from German Douglas fir
The Douglas fir is an evergreen conifer. It may grow to heights of 50 metres, with diameters of 0.8 to 2 m. It originally came from the North American Pacific coastline. Since the middle of the 19th century, however, the Douglas fir has also been cultivated in Central Europe. It has excellent properties of strength that are clearly superior to Pine.
Resilient Douglas fir timber is often utilised for shipbuilding and also for the production of railway sleepers. In the home, Douglas fir is suited for the construction of frames, doors, windows, stairs, ladders and of course also for floors.
We will use exclusively German Douglas fir for our wide and long Deluxe floorboards Château by adler. The major part of the wood we use originates from regional forests within 250 kilometres of our factory in Dirlewang in the Allgäu. Most of our Douglas fir is PEFC certified.
In our Online-Catalogue cou find the photos of our different types of Douglas planks.
Grading of our Douglas fir Deluxe floorboards
The texture of our Douglas fir Deluxe floorboards is typical for this type of wood. Apart from healthy and soundly attached knots, this also includes knots plugged with dowels and repaired knots and small cracks. Resin pockets, sometimes filled, and a certain percentages of sapwood are also allowed. Very thin splits in the surface are typical or this wood.
Spruce of Scandinavian origin
Spruce is the type of timber most often used for our parquet production. But not only we at ADLER PARKETT appreciate the positive properties and many uses to which Spruce may be put. Spruce is Europe’s most important timber by far and the most significant timber supplied by the German and Northern European forestry industry. Its high yield is also the reason why foresters call the Spruce their “Bread tree”. Spruce may grow to heights of 35 to 55 metres, with diameters of 400 to 600 mm.
Spruce wood is very versatile in its use. Solid Spruce timber therefore constitutes a major part of all coniferous wood consumed in Germany. It is utilised by industry, in construction above and below ground and for poles and mine props. Spruce is perfectly suited also for carpentry and interiors, for table tops and of course also for parquet flooring.
In virtually all our products, Spruce contributes the middle layer or core material for parquet flooring. We can in addition, however, also offer planks with a top layer of Spruce. We will source predominantly from PEFC certified Spruce from the Scandinavian region. Scandinavian Spruce has closer annual rings than our indigenous Spruce, lending it particularly fine textures.
In our Onlinecatalogue you can see all offered finished and colors of our planks made out of Spruce.
Grading of our Spruce flooring
Floorboards made from Spruce exhibit a texture that is typical for this type of wood. Apart from healthy and soundly attached knots, this also includes knots plugged with dowels and repaired knots and small cracks. Resin pockets, sometimes filled, and small percentages of sapwood are also allowed.