Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Wood Grades

Oak Grades

Cross Section of Oak Tree

Cross Section of Oak Tree

The Tree

The tree grows from the heart which is at the centre. Each ring represents a years growth. (in fact if you look closely there is spring growth and summer growth)
The growth at the outer edge known as the sapwood has a lighter colour.

Tonal Variations

All wood varies in tonality. It is a natural product.
The lower grade material will vary more and so it is important to shuffle it as it is laid to blend the shades and create a more homogeneous appearance overall.
Fuming/smoking can also affect the colour as the tanins in the oak react differently on each plank. Sapwood contains less tanin and therefore reacts less in the fuming process.

Sapwood

Sapwood

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