THE FINEST OAK
English Oak is an exceptional variety and is revered for being the finest oak in this species.
Due to being wilder, more naturally grown, this wood features an incredible natural grain pattern throughout the logs. These pedunculate logs are very different to the tall sensile Oaks from commercial forests.
It’s also slowly grown, meaning that the growth rings inside are much tighter than in quicker grown woods, with the hue being richer in colour as a result too.
This wood is amongst the densest oaks available, making it an incredibly durable choice for your floor.
LOCALLY SOURCED OAK
As the world becomes increasingly international, we are increasingly interested in locally sourced materials.
This wood is harvested from sustainably managed forests across Great Britain.
We source our English Oak logs from windblown stock, commercial forests and also as part of good estate management.
Visit our sustainability hub to find out about our environmental benefits.
The English Oak source we source from local woodlands is used to create the floors you find on our English Native Timbers collection.
We saw our English Oak logs in the same manner which they have done for hundreds of years. This method is known as quarter sawing.
By doing this you get a little less usable wood from each log, but the wood has the best stability as quarter sawn Oak mainly moves in its thickness and not in its width.
By quarter sawing this English Oak you also get the most wonderful grain patterns throughout the wood, wonderfully thick medullary rays, sometimes wild and wondering grain patterns and all pulled together with a rich, warm tones that are unique to English Oak.
The result is a stunning wood floor that is seldom seen today.
EXTRA LARGE PLANKS
Our English Oak planks are dimensionally impressive and amongst the largest in our Woodworks collections.
Provided as random width floor, the different widths add interest to the floor, which was how floors were always made pre-20th century. The narrower widths adding scale and proportion to the wider boards.
With long lengths of up to 4m, and with widths from 100mm to 280mm, this is an exceptional floor.
We make these floors with an extra thick 8mm hardwood wear layer. This is a floor designed to last many lifetimes even in the most demanding environments.
Undulating woods have the most movement and natural feeling of all wood flooring.
In Galion, our engineered English Oak floor, we have created undulations that emulates and pays homage to the feeling that would feature throughout old English homes.
The edge detail, which is worked by hand in our workshops, helps to further emphasise the vertical movement in the planks.
This texture may also be described a distressed but is smooth, refined and painstakingly original such is the feeling it produces underfoot.
Naturally slow cured
Each of our English Oak wood floors have a naturally slow cured finish.
Every application is slowly air dried for several days before the next application is made. This gives each layer time to naturally harden as it reacts with the oxygen in the air.
As the layers build up, we create English Oak floors that not only feel very natural and but are extremely durable.
We carefully consider every aspect when selecting the ideal surface to complement each feature of our woods, ensuring lifelong durability.