Oak from Central Europe

Oak is regarded as one of the most important types of timber in German forests. The wood is extremely sought after and fetches high prices. German Oak growing under the proper conditions in protected forests may grow trunks of 12 to 15 metres with diameters of 0.4 to more than 1 metre.

The narrow, off-white sapwood of just a few centimetres wide is typical of oak timber. The sapwood is clearly differentiated from the heartwood. Depending on the type and origin of the Oak, the heartwood may with time darken to a light to darker brown colour.

All the properties required of wood for processing into high quality parquet are found in Oak timber: hardness, optimal swelling and shrinking properties and good thermal conductivity. This renders Oak excellent for the production of parquet flooring. Oak is also very versatile and spectacular effects may be achieved with different surface treatments: Oak parquet is available smooth, machine textured or hand planed. The timber may, based on natural or smoked Oak, be used in its natural colour or be stained.

Please have a look at our Catalogue. There you find our actual and very wide product range of Oak parquet in different dimensions and finishes and colors and treatments.

Oak floorboards in 4 grades

We can offer you this valuable type of wood in 4 different grades: Premium, Standard, Rustico and Economy. The typical Oak textures lending our parquet an exquisite charm will be a feature of all the grades of parquet floorboards.


In the Premium grade, the parquet planks are largely free of knots; however, smaller pin knots may occur, adding individuality to the floor. The characteristic medullary rays of oak are also permitted, yet the coloration is quite uniform.


In the Standard grade, a few small to medium-sized knots may occur, both healthy and filled. The typical medullary ray of oak is also possible. The planks have a natural coloration.


Planks of the "Economy" grade feature small to large knots, including both healthy and brown Þlled knots. For the wide country house planks, knots are explicitly incorporated. Cracks are possible and are also Þlled. The medullary ray is present and clearly visible. These planks are characterized by a colorful play of colors and the typical texture of this type of wood.


Planks of the "Rustic" grade contain small to large knots, which are filled with black resin. The wood may have small to large cracks, which are also Þlled with black resin. Heart cracks as well as raised wind and slate cracks are possible. Slate cracks may occur during later use and do not justify a complaint. The medullary ray is clearly visible. Planks of the "Rustic" grade have a very lively play of colors and convince with their naturally rustic charm, without sapwood.