Wood specie & finishing
Whitewashed and oil finishing
Oak, wood from Europe. CD grade: knots and traces of sapwood are permitted on the solid wood facing
Wood ‘grade’: in what ways does it affect my floor’s appearance?
Grade and Standard
E1 Standard : very low emission of formaldehydes, in line with the set threshold.
Wood specie specification
The use of Oak in flooring is very widespread, notably because of its excellent stability. It is prized for domestic use in temperate climates. Oak is a wood with character, both classic and timeless, which goes well with all types of decor.
Monnin Hardness : between 3 and 4,5. Density : 700 kg/m3. Resistance to insects : good. Dimensional stability : medium. Oak sligthly shift over time.
Classics Country :
European solid wood flooring made of oak, CD grade. Varnished, oiled, stained… Classic finishes to harmoniously combine authenticity and modernity.
The CD grade is the most common grade for wood flooring. All type of knots and traces of sapwood are permitted on the solid wood facing. These natural defects are part of wood's appeal as an elegant and unique, living material.
The "brushed" finish makes the surface slightly irregular to the touch, so the wood's texture is highlighted.
Whitewashed finish : This technique is done by covering the wood surface with a smooth pigmented paste (usually white) to fill in the wood's open pores. The desired effect is a contrast between the colour of the applied paste and the wood's natural colour. This contrast can be enhanced by "brushing" the parquet.
Natural oil brings out the wood's natural finish, whilst at the same time forming a fine protective film. As a thin fluid, it naturally penetrates deep into the wood's fibres and allows the wood to breathe. Like a moisturising cream on human skin, it becomes one with the wood. An oil-treated wooden floor offers numerous advantages. In particular, it is more resistant to wear and tear. Scratches can easily be removed using products designed for the purpose, making it possible to carry out partial renovations to your floor.
Bevelled on 4 sides, planks will bring texture to the flooring. Since wood naturally "works" by expanding and contracting, joints between planks will be roughly less visible than with non-beveled parquet.